Glyphidocera personae, DAVID ADAMSKI, 2005

DAVID ADAMSKI, 2005, Review of Glyphidocera Walsingham of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Glyphidoceridae), Zootaxa 858, pp. 1-158: 84-85

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Glyphidocera personae

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Glyphidocera personae   , new species

(Figs. 141–143, 334, Map 26 View MAP 26 )

Diagnosis.— Glyphidocera personae   is similar to G. virgulae   but differs from the latter by having a narrower base of the dorsal strut of the tegumen, a shorter digitate process of the valva, and a less protracted outer margin of the valval cucullus.

Description.— Head: Vertex brown; frontoclypeus grayish yellow; outer surface of labial palpus brown intermixed with few grayish­yellow scales, segment II with grayishyellow scales along apical margin; inner surface pale grayish yellow intermixed with few brown scales; scape of antenna grayish yellow intermixed with few brown scales, flagellum with alternating bands of grayish­yellow and brown scales; male 4 th flagellomere distally dilated, protuberant and curved, forming a deep concavity opposite deeply excavated flagellomeres 5–6; proboscis pale grayish brown.

Thorax: Tegula and mesonotum brown. Legs brown intermixed with few pale grayishyellow scales to apical margins of all segments and tarsomeres. Forewing (Fig. 334): Length 5.0– 5.1 mm (n = 2), brown intermixed with grayish­yellow and dark­brown scales; cell and surrounding areas paler than marginal areas; cell with 2 dark­brown spots, 1 spot near middle, 1 spot near distal end. Undersurface brown. Hindwing: Brown.

Abdomen (Fig. 141): Male with 3 transverse, irregular rows of sex scales on intersegmental membrane between terga 2–3, and 1 transverse, irregular row of sex scales between terga 3–4. Sex scales between terga 2–3 appear three times larger than sex scales between terga 3–4.

Male Genitalia (Figs. 142–143): Uncus elongate, wide at base, broadly constricted near midlength, broadly rounded apically, apex acuminate; gnathos setose, protuberant, wide throughout length, upturned apically; tegumen slightly widened basally; dorsal strut of tegumen convergent from a wide base, fused dorsally midway between posteroventral margin and base of uncus; costa of valva nearly straight from shallow, basal depression beyond a basal, digitate process to an upturned dorsal furca; apex bifurcate, U­shaped margin between furcae, each furca equal in size and parallel; sacculus twisted apically, constricting valva slightly beyond midlength, widening distoventrally forming an elongate and distally protracted cucullus; cucullus membranous and setose, with outer margin broadly rounded; vesica of aedeagus denticilate, with many stout, conical cornuti, and bearing a large, conical, apical cornutus; cornutus with a bulbous basal part with one shortened side, exposing a large, hollow, cavity.

Female Genitalia: Unknown.

Holotype, ɗ, “ COSTA RICA, Heredia, Est[ación] Biol[ógica] La Selva, 50–150 m, 10 ° 26 'N, 84 °01'W, Apr. 1996, INBio­OET” “ 22 Abril 1996, L/00/ 223 ”, “ INBio: COSTA RICA: CRI 002, 060743 ” [bar code label], “ INBio, ɗ Genitalia Slide by D. Adamski, No. 861 ” [yellow label].

Paratype 1 ɗ, “Sector Cerro Cocori, Fca. de E. Rojas, 150 m, Prov. Limón, COSTA RICA, E. Rojas, 31 Ene.– 21 Feb. 1992, L­N­ 286000, 567500 ”, “ CRI 000, 785447 ”, “Slide No. 706.”

Distribution ( Map 26 View MAP 26 ): Glyphidocera personae   is known from two collecting sites in north­central Costa Rica, north of the Cordillera Central.

Etymology: The species epithet personae   is derived from the Latin “persona,” meaning mask.


National Biodiversity Institute, Costa Rica


Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, Bairro Universit�rio