Megalographa monoxyla (Dyar)

Lafontaine, J. Donald & Sullivan, J. Bolling, 2009, A review of the genus Megalographa Lafontaine and Poole (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Plusiinae) with the description of a new species from Costa Rica, Insecta Mundi 2009 (77), pp. 1-10: 4

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5352574

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5450511

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C887BE-FFDA-FF96-FF46-157C7FB2FB3B

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scientific name

Megalographa monoxyla (Dyar)
status

 

Megalographa monoxyla (Dyar)  

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Plusia monoxyla Dyar 1913: 645   . Holotype: female, USNM, Washington [examined]; Type locality: Ollantaytambo, [ Peru].

Diagnosis. Megalographa monoxyla   is recognizable by its pattern. The lack of silvery-white shading on the reniform spot, the silver stigma mark noticeably angled toward the costa basally, and the reddishbrown ground color with a bronzy hue are characteristic. The silver stigma is separated into two spots in one of three specimens examined. The hindwing is lighter than those of other Megalographa species   except M. bonaerensis   . In the male genitalia the clasper extends well beyond the costa of the valve; the clavus is reduced to a small process. The vesica is slightly upcurved, with a prominent dorsal bulge mesially and a slender apical cornutus. The sexes are similar. The female is known only from the holotype which has not been dissected.

Distribution and Habitat. Megalographa monoxyla   is known only from Peru and Bolivia and has a narrow distribution in the Andes. Its simple pattern and central distribution may indicate it has a basal position in the phylogeny of the genus.

Kingdom

Fungi

Phylum

Ascomycota

Class

Lecanoromycetes

Order

Ostropales

Family

Graphidaceae

Genus

Megalographa

Loc

Megalographa monoxyla (Dyar)

Lafontaine, J. Donald & Sullivan, J. Bolling 2009
2009
Loc

Plusia monoxyla

Dyar, H. G. 1913: 645
1913