Glyphidocera ciatae, DAVID ADAMSKI, 2005

DAVID ADAMSKI, 2005, Review of Glyphidocera Walsingham of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Glyphidoceridae), Zootaxa 858, pp. 1-158: 71-72

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Glyphidocera ciatae

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Glyphidocera ciatae   , new species

(Figs. 114–116, 325, Map 21 View MAP 21 )

Diagnosis.— Glyphidocera ciatae   is most similar to G. l u p a e but differs from the latter by having a wider and more setose gnathos, a longer digitate process of the valva, a wider cucullus of the valva, and a smaller apical cornutus of the aedeagal vesica.

Description.— Head: Scales of vertex and frontoclypeus with brown scales tipped with pale brown; outer surface of labial palpus pale brown intermixed with few brown scales, inner surface pale brown; scape of antenna pale brown, flagellum with alternating bands of brown and pale­brown scales; male 4 th flagellomere distally dilated, protuberant and curved, forming a deep concavity opposite deeply excavated flagellomeres 5–6; concavity nearly closed by setiform scales on apex of protuberance of 4 th flagellomere; proboscis pale brown.

Thorax: Scales of tegula and mesonotum brown tipped with pale brown. Legs brown intermixed with pale­brown scales to near apical margins of all segments and tarsomeres. Forewing (Fig. 325): Length 7.1 mm (n = 1), pale brown intermixed with brown scales; cell and surrounding areas paler than marginal areas. Undersurface brown. Hindwing: Pale brown from base, gradually darkening to apex.

Abdomen (Fig. 114): Male with 4 transverse, irregular rows of sex scales on intersegmental areas between terga 2–3 and terga 3–4. Sex scales between terga 2–3 appear slightly larger than sex scales between terga 3–4.

Male Genitalia (Figs. 115–116): Uncus elongate, wide at base, slightly constricted near 1 / 3, parallelsided apically, apex acuminate and setose; gnathos setose, protuberant, moderately wide throughout length, upturned apically; tegumen slightly widened basally; dorsal strut of tegumen with arms convergent from a wide base, fusing halfway between posteroventral margin and base of uncus; valva with costa nearly straight throughout length, apical furca falcate, about as long as width of distal valva; base of costa bearing a slanted, digitate process; sacculus twisted apically, constricting valva slightly before midlength, widening distoventrally, forming an elongate and broadly rounded cucullus; cucullus membranous and setose; vesica of aedeagus denticulate, with a conical cornutus; cornutus with a shortened side, exposing a hollow, basal cavity.

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” “ 21 Marzo 1996, L/04/ 192, Biblioteca”, “ INBio: COSTA RICA: CRI 002, 058367” [bar code label], “ INBio, ɗ Genitalia Slide by D. Adamski, No. 912 ” [yellow label].

Distribution ( Map 21 View MAP 21 ): Glyphidocera ciatae   is known from one collecting site in north­central Costa Rica, north of San José.

Etymology: The species epithet ciatae   is derived from the Latin word for box ­ ciata.


National Biodiversity Institute, Costa Rica


Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, Bairro Universit�rio