Glyphidocera vocis, DAVID ADAMSKI, 2005

DAVID ADAMSKI, 2005, Review of Glyphidocera Walsingham of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Glyphidoceridae), Zootaxa 858, pp. 1-158: 149-150

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Glyphidocera vocis

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Glyphidocera vocis   , new species

(Figs. 264–266, 375, Map 48 View MAP 48 )

Diagnosis.— Glyphidocera vocis   is most similar to G. clavae   but differs from the latter by having a wider uncus, a smaller gnathos, a longer digitate process of the valva, costal furcae of the valval costa near parallel, and absence of an apical cornutus of the aedeagal vesica.

Description.— Head: Vertex and frontoclypeus pale yellow; outer surface of labial palpus pale yellow intermixed with few brown scales, inner surface pale yellow; scape pale yellow, flagellum with alternating bands of pale­yellow and pale­brown bands; male 4 th flagellomere dorsally protuberant and curved, forming a shallow concavity opposite slightly excavated flagellomeres 5–6 [setiform scales associated with 4 th flagellomere missing]; proboscis pale yellow.

Thorax: Tegula and mesonotum pale yellow intermixed with few brown scales. Legs pale yellow. Forewing (Fig. 375): Length 6.8 mm (n = 1), pale yellow intermixed with few brown scales; 3 brown spots within cell, 1 spot near midcell, 2 spots near distal end parallel with crossvein. Undersurface brown. Hindwing: Pale brown.

Abdomen (Fig. 264): Male with 3 transverse, irregular rows of sex scales on intersegmental area between terga 2–3.

Male Genitalia (Figs. 265–266): Uncus elongate, wide at base, broadly constricted near 1 / 3, widening near midlength, gradually narrowing to a sparsely setose and acuminate apex; gnathos sparsely setose, short, moderately widened throughout length; tegumen nearly parallelsided; dorsal strut of tegumen with arms convergent along posteroventral margin, extending dorsally and atrophied; valva with costa nearly straight from a shallow depression beyond a curved, basal, digitate process to dorsal furca; apex widely bifurcate, margin between furcae U­shaped; furcae parallel, ventral furca slightly longer than dorsal furca; base of costa with an elongate, slightly curved, digitate process; sacculus twisted apically, constricting valva slightly before midlength, forming an elongate and broadly rounded cucullus; cucullus membranous and setose; vesica of aedeagus with many stout, conical cornuti.

Female Genitalia: Unknown.

Holotype ɗ, “ COSTA RICA, Heredia, Est[ación] Biol[ógica] La Selva, 50–150 m, 10 ° 26 'N, 84 °01'W, Mar. 1996, INBio­OET”, “ 19 Marzo 1996, L/04/ 188, Biblioteca”, “ INBio: COSTA RICA: CRI 001, 257384 ” [bar code label], “ INBio, ɗ Genitalia Slide by D. Adamski, No. 906 ” [yellow label].

Distribution ( Map 48 View MAP 48 ): Glyphidocera vocis   is known from one collecting site in eastcentral Heredia in northern Costa Rica.

Etymology: The species epithet vocis   is derived from the Latin “vox,” meaning voice.


National Biodiversity Institute, Costa Rica


Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, Bairro Universit�rio