Glyphidocera gloriae, DAVID ADAMSKI, 2005

DAVID ADAMSKI, 2005, Review of Glyphidocera Walsingham of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Glyphidoceridae), Zootaxa 858, pp. 1-158: 146-147

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Glyphidocera gloriae

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Glyphidocera gloriae   , new species

(Figs. 258–260, 373, Map 47 View MAP 47 )

Diagnosis.— Glyphidocera gloriae   , G. sollertiae   , and G. coquae   share abdominal sex scales between terga 2–3 in the male, a densely setose gnathos, an angular dorsal furca of the valval costa, and an elongate apical cornutus of the aedeagus. The male genitalia of G. gloriae   differs from those of G. sollertiae   and G. coquae   by having a dorsal strut of the tegumen with a more narrowed base, a smaller dorsal furca of the valval costa, and a more rounded apicoventral margin of the valval cucullus.

Description.— Head: Scales on vertex brown tipped with pale brown; frontoclypeus brown; outer surface of labial palpus brown intermixed with few pale brownish­yellow scales along apical margin of segment II; inner surface with segments I –II pale brownish yellow intermixed with few brown scales, segment III brown intermixed with few pale brownish­yellow scales; scape of antenna brown intermixed with few pale brownish­yellow scales, flagellum with alternating bands of brown and pale­brown scales; male 4 th flagellomere dorsally protuberant and curved, forming a deep concavity opposite slightly excavated flagellomeres 5–6; concavity nearly closed by a few setiform scales on apex of protuberance of 4 th flagellomere; proboscis pale brownish yellow.

Thorax: Tegula and mesonotum brown. Legs brown intermixed with pale brownishyellow scales along apical margins of all segments and tarsomeres. Forewing (Fig. 373): Length 6.0– 6.5 mm (n = 2), brown intermixed with few pale brownish­yellow scales; cell and surrounding areas paler than marginal areas, with two brown spots, 1 large spot near middle, 1 smaller spot near distal end. Undersurface brown. Hindwing: Brown.

Abdomen (Fig. 258): Male with 4 transverse, irregular rows of sex scales on intersegmental membrane between terga 2–3.

Male Genitalia (Figs. 259–260): Uncus elongate, wide at base, broadly constricted near midlength, broadly rounded apically, apex narrowly rounded and setose; gnathos densely setose, protuberant, wide throughout length, apically upturned; tegumen slightly widened basally; dorsal strut of tegumen with arms convergent, fusing medially near base of posteroventral margin, extending dorsally and slightly widening to base of uncus; costa of valva broadly emarginate medially from a shallow depression beyond a slightly curved, basal, digitate process to dorsal furca; apex bifurcate; dorsal furca upturned along basal 1 / 3, angled laterally, forming an aristate apex; furcae widely separate, about equal in lengths, parallel; sacculus twisted apically slightly before midlength, widening distoventrally, forming an elongate, broadly rounded and distally protracted cucullus; cucullus membranous and setose; vesica of aedeagus denticulate, bearing a large, sickle­shaped, apical cornutus; cornutus with one side shortened near midlength, exposing a large, hollow, basal cavity.

Female Genitalia: Unknown.

Holotype, ɗ, “F[in]ca Cafrosa, 1300 m, Est[acion] Las Mellizas, P[arque] Internacional La Amistad, 1300 m, Prov[incia] Punt[arenas], COSTA RICA, M. Ramirez & G. Mora, Oct. 1990, L­S­ 316100, 596100 ”, “ INBio: COSTA RICA: CRI 000, 355328 ” [bar code label], “ INBio, ɗ Genitalia Slide by D. Adamski, No. 668 ” [yellow label].

Paratype 1 ɗ, “Est. Bijagual, 500 m, Res. Biol. Carara, Prov. S. Jose, COSTA RICA, R. Zuniga, Set. 1990, L­N­192250, 474760”, “ CRI 000, 299474 ”, “Slide No. 512.”

Distribution ( Map 47 View MAP 47 ): Glyphidocera gloriae   is know from south­central Costa Rica near the mouth of the Golfo de Nicoya, east to the Panamanian border south of the Cordillera de Talamanca.

Etymology: The species epithet gloriae   is derived from the Latin word “gloria” or glory


National Biodiversity Institute, Costa Rica


Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, Bairro Universit�rio