Glyphidocera aedis, DAVID ADAMSKI, 2005

DAVID ADAMSKI, 2005, Review of Glyphidocera Walsingham of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Glyphidoceridae), Zootaxa 858, pp. 1-158: 27-28

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Glyphidocera aedis

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Glyphidocera aedis   , new species

(Figs. 27–29, 300, Map 5 View MAP 5 )

Diagnosis.— Glyphidocera aedis   is similar to G. rodríguezi   but differs by having a shorter apical furca of the valval costa, and a wider distal part of the valva.

Description.— Head: Scales of vertex and frontoclypeus brown tipped with pale brown; outer surface of labial brown intermixed with few pale­brown scales, segment II with few pale­brown scales along apical margin; inner surface as above but paler; scape of antenna brown intermixed with pale­brown scales, flagellum brown; male 4 th flagellomere dorsally protuberant and curved, forming a deep concavity opposite slightly excavated flagellomeres 5–6; distal opening of concavity nearly closed by setiform scales on apex of 4 th flagellomere; scales of proboscis brown tipped with pale brown.

Thorax: Scales of tegula and mesonotum brown tipped with pale brown. Legs brown intermixed with pale­brown scales along apical margins of all segments and tarsomeres. Forewing (Fig. 300): Length 7.4–8.9 mm (n = 9), brown intermixed with pale­brown scales and brown scales tipped with pale brown; cell with 2 brown spots, 1 large spot in middle, and 1 smaller spot near distal end [some specimens with a large brown spot near base of cell]. Undersurface brown except costa brown intermixed with pale­brown scales. Hindwing: Brownish gray.

Abdomen (Fig. 27): Male with 4 transverse, irregular rows of minute sex scales on intersegmental areas between terga 2–3 and terga 3–4; sex scales between terga 2–3 appear slightly larger than the sex scales between terga 3–4.

Male Genitalia (Figs. 28–29): Uncus elongate, wide at base, constricted near 1 / 3 length, broadly rounded apically, apex acuminate and setose; gnathos setose, protuberant, wide throughout length, apically upturned; tegumen slightly widened basally; dorsal strut of tegumen with arms convergent basally, forming a wide base, fusing midway between posteroventral margin of tegumen and base of uncus; costa of valva nearly straight from a shallow depression beyond a basal digitate process to apical furca; furca short, acuminate, with a wide base; sacculus twisted apically, constricting valva near midlength, forming an elongate cucullus; cucullus membranous and setose, with a straight, and elongate outer margin, and a broadly rounded apicoventral margin; vesica of aedeagus denticilate, bearing a large, crescent­shaped, apical cornutus; cornutus with one side slightly shortened, 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, Aug. 1993, INBio­OET”, “L/01/060, 18 Agosto 1993, Bosque primario”, “ INBio: COSTA RICA: CRI 001, 230133 ” [bar code label], “ INBio, ɗ Genitalia Slide by D. Adamski, No. 874 ” [yellow label].

Paratypes (8 ɗ): 1 ɗ, Same label data as above except, “L/02/062”, “ CRI 001, 234844 ”; 1 ɗ, “ 18 Jun., L/01/044”, CRI 001, 228451 ”; 1 ɗ, “ 19 Julio 1993, Lab. clearing, L/04/053”, “ CRI 001, 233746 ”; 1 ɗ, “ 17 Ene. 1993, Lab. area, L0015”, “ CRI 001, 223275 ”; 2 ɗ, “ 14 Febrero 1994, Bosque primario, L/02/ 102 ”, “ CRI 001, 242166 ”, “ CRI 001, 242167 ”; 1 ɗ, “ 10 Febrero 1994, Bosque secundario, L/03/097”, “ CRI 001, 259613 ”; 1 ɗ, “ 4 Marzo 1996, L/00/ 175 /SOR 700 m ”, “ CRI 001, 250704 ”, “Slide No. 925 ”, (4 in INBio, 4 in USNM).

Distribution ( Map 5 View MAP 5 ): Glyphidocera aedis   is known from a single collecting site in north­central Costa Rica.

Etymology: The species epithet aedis   is derived from the Latin “aedes,” meaning temple.


National Biodiversity Institute, Costa Rica


Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, Bairro Universit�rio


Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History