Glyphidocera clavae, DAVID ADAMSKI, 2005

DAVID ADAMSKI, 2005, Review of Glyphidocera Walsingham of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Glyphidoceridae), Zootaxa 858, pp. 1-158: 151

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Glyphidocera clavae

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Glyphidocera clavae   , new species

(Figs. 267–269, 376, Map 48 View MAP 48 )

Diagnosis.— Glyphidocera clavae   is most similar to G. vocis   but differs from the latter by having a narrower uncus, a larger gnathos, a shorter digitate process of the valva, divergent costal furcae of the valva, and presence of an apical cornutus of the aedeagus.

Description.— Head: Scales on vertex and frontoclypeus brown tipped with pale brown; outer surface of labial palpus brown intermixed with few pale­brown scales along apical margins of segments I –II; inner surface pale brown intermixed with few brown scales; scape of antenna brown, 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 [many setiform scales associated with 4 th flagellomere missing]; proboscis pale brown.

Thorax: Tegula and mesonotum brown. Legs brown intermixed with pale­brown scales along margins of all segments and tarsomeres. Forewing (Fig. 376): Length 6.9 mm (n = 2), pale brown intermixed with brown scales; cell with 2 brown spots, 1 spot near middle, 1 spot near distal end. Undersurface brown. Hindwing: Grayish brown.

Abdomen (Fig. 267): Male with 3 transverse, irregular rows of sex scales on intersegmental membrane between terga 2–3.

Male Genitalia (Figs. 268–269): Uncus elongate, wide at base, broadly constricted near midlength, broadly rounded apically and setose, apex narrowly rounded; gnathos protuberant, wide throughout length, upturned apically; tegumen slightly widened basally; dorsal strut of tegumen absent; costa of valva gradually sloped dorsally from a shallow depression beyond a slanted, basal, digitate process to dorsal furca: apex bifurcate, furcae apically rounded, with dorsal furca nearly at right angle to ventral furca; sacculus twisted apically slightly beyond midlength, constricting valva, forming a broadly rounded cucullus; cucullus membranous and setose; vesica of aedeagus with many spinelike cornuti, and bearing a small, crescent­shaped, apical cornutus; cornutus with one side shortened near midlength, exposing a hollow, basal cavity.

Female Genitalia: Unknown.

Holotype, ɗ, “Sector Cocori, 30 km al N de Cariari, Prov[incia] Limón, COSTA RICA, 100 m, Nov. 1993, E. Rojas, L­N­ 286000, 567500, # 2474 ”, “ INBio: COSTA RICA: CRI 001, 652468 ” [bar code label], “ INBio, ɗ Genitalia Slide by D. Adamski, No. 692 ” [yellow label].

Paratype 1 ɗ, same label data as holotype except, “ Dic. 1991 ”, “ CRI 000, 361216 ”, “Slide No. 693.”

Distribution ( Map 48 View MAP 48 ): Glyphidocera clavae   in known from one collecting site in north­central Costa Rica.

Etymology: The species epithet clavae   is derived from the Latin word for club.


National Biodiversity Institute, Costa Rica


Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, Bairro Universit�rio