Brachioxena niveipalpis ( Meyrick, 1938 )

Razowski, Józef, Aarvik, Leif & Prins, Jurate De, 2010, 2469, Zootaxa 2469, pp. 1-77: 27

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1175­5334

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scientific name

Brachioxena niveipalpis ( Meyrick, 1938 )
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Brachioxena niveipalpis ( Meyrick, 1938)   ( Figs 43, 84)

Eucosma niveipalpis Meyrick, 1938   . Institut des Parcs nationaux du Congo belge 14: 8. syn. nov. (see herafter)

Brachioxena niveipalpis ( Meyrick, 1938)   . Diakonoff 1968. Beaufortia 15 (189): 76; Razowski 2004, SHILAP, Revista de Lepidopterología 32(127): 181; Brown 2005. World Catalogue of Insects 5: 160..

Eucosma sparactis Meyrick, 1928   . Exotic Microlepidoptera 3 (13): 440. Clarke 1958. Catalogue of the type specimens of Microlepidoptera in the British Museum (Natural History) described by Edward Meyrick 3: 388, pl. 111, figs. 2, 2a.

Brachioxena sparactis: Diakonoff 1968   . Beaufortia 15 (189): 76. Razowski 2004. SHILAP, Revista de Lepidopterología 32 (127): 181. Brown 2005. World Catalogue of Insects 5: 161.

Holotype male. Label data (10): " Holotype E. niveipalpis   M."; "Musée du Congo, Kibati (1900), 10– 20.i.1934, G. F. de Witte 160, Parc Nat. Albert"; " Congo belge: Kivu, Kibati, 1900 m, 10–20.i.1934, G. F. de Witte: 160"; " E. Meyrick det., 1937: Eucosma niveipalpis Meyr.   "; " R. Dét., 4079, W"; "P61"; " ♂ "; "Type"; " Holotype, Eucosma niveipalpis, Meyrick   (male), Genital prep., 98056 L. Aarvik "; " MRAC / KMMA 00319 View Materials "; specimen ID: RMCA ENT 000005014 View Materials ( Fig. 43).  

Male genitalia ( Fig. 84). Tegumen strongly elongate with long terminal portion (uncus?); valva broad with almost straight costa and convex caudal edge; basal cavity long; dorsobasal process of valva long, with long terminal setae; sacculus large, convex postbasally and posteriorly, with moderate angle; cucullus very small, bristled; aedeagus fairly short, broad; cornuti a bunch of moderately long spines.

Remarks. Described from the male holotype only. Eucosma niveipalpis   is a junior subjective synonym of Eucosma sparactis   . The wings and genitalia of the holotype of E. sparactis   were figured by Clarke (1958); the species was transferred to Brachioxena Diakonoff   by Diakonoff (1968). Comparison with Clarke’s (1958) figure of the male genitalia of sparactis   with the male genitalia of niveipalpis   shows without doubt that the two are conspecific.

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Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

MRAC

Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale

RMCA

Royal Museum for Central Africa

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Tortricidae

Genus

Brachioxena

Loc

Brachioxena niveipalpis ( Meyrick, 1938 )

Razowski, Józef, Aarvik, Leif & Prins, Jurate De 2010
2010
Loc

Brachioxena sparactis:

Diakonoff 1968
1968
Loc

Eucosma niveipalpis

Meyrick 1938
1938
Loc

Eucosma sparactis

Meyrick 1928
1928