Glyphidocera dictionis, DAVID ADAMSKI, 2005

DAVID ADAMSKI, 2005, Review of Glyphidocera Walsingham of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Glyphidoceridae), Zootaxa 858, pp. 1-158: 52-54

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Glyphidocera dictionis

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Glyphidocera dictionis   , new species

(Figs. 75–77, 279, 312, Map 14)

Diagnosis.— Glyphidocera dictionis   is similar to G. brumae   but differs from the latter by having a smaller gnathos, a shorter apical furca of the valval costa, and a broader outer margin of the valval cucullus.

Description.— Head: Vertex and frontoclypeus pale brownish yellow; outer and inner surfaces of labial palpus pale brownish yellow; scape and flagellum of antenna pale brownish yellow; male 4 th flagellomere dorsally protuberant and curved, forming a shallow concavity opposite slightly excavated flagellomeres 5–6; concavity nearly closed by a few setiform scales on apex of protuberance of 4 th flagellomere; proboscis pale brownish yellow.

Thorax: Tegula and mesonotum pale brownish yellow. Legs pale brownish yellow. Forewing (Fig. 312): Length 6.3–7.5 mm (n = 10), pale brownish yellow intermixed with brown scales; costal margin and distal 1 / 4 brown intermixed with few pale brownish­yellow scales; cell with 2 large spots, 1 near middle, 1 near distal end [some specimens with spots faint or missing]; marginal spots present or absent. Undersurface pale brown except, costal margin pale brownish yellow. Hindwing: Grayish brown.

Abdomen (Fig. 75): Male with 2 transverse, irregular rows of sex scales on intersegmental membrane between terga 2–3, and two small, elliptical­shaped clusters of sex scales on dorsolateral surface of intersegmental area between terga 3–4.

Male Genitalia (Figs. 76–77): Uncus elongate, slightly constricted broadly near 1 / 3, apically rounded, abruptly dilated subapically, tapering to a short, narrowly rounded and setose apex; gnathos setose, protuberant, narrow throughout length, upturned apically; tegumen slightly widened basally; dorsal strut of tegumen with arms convergent from a wide base, fusing near 2 / 3 length from posteroventral margin of tegumen to base of uncus; costa of valva broadly emarginate medially; apical furca acuminate, upturned; base of costa bearing a slightly downturned digitate process; sacculus twisted apically, constricting valva slightly before midlength, widened distoventrally, forming an elongate and broadly rounded cucullus; cucullus membranous and setose, with outer margin short and slightly rounded; vesica sparsely denticulate, bearing a moderately large, crescent­shaped cornutus; cornutus dilated basally, exposing a hollow, basal cavity.

Female Genitalia (Fig. 279): Papillae anales elongate, slightly wider basally than apically; apophysis posterioris and apophysis posterioris about equal in length; eighth sternum narrower than eighth tergum; posterior margin of eighth sternum broadly rounded, anterior margin slightly emarginate; posterior margin of eighth tergun broadly emarginate, anterior margin broadly rounded; antrum subtriangular, greatly enlarged posteriorly from a constricted anterior part, posterior margin nearly straight, posterolateral margin angular; anterior part of antrum with a pair of elongate, spinelike processes inside cavity formed from outer wall; ductus bursae short; corpus bursae sparsely denticulate posteriorly, slightly enlarged anteriorly; inception of ductus seminalis widened basally from posterior part of corpus bursae, about 8 ­coiled, each coil gradually decreasing in diameter for base to apex; ductus seminalis with a short, basal, internal, 4 ­coil support on side opposite an elongate, internal plate.

Holotype, ɗ, “Sector Cerro Cocori, F[in]ca de E. Rojas, 150 m, Prov[incia] Limón, COSTA RICA, 26 Jun. a 16 Jul. 1992, E. Rojas, L­N­ 286000, 567500 ”, “ INBio: COSTA RICA: CRI 000, 703073 ” [bar code label], “ INBio, Genitalia Slide by D. Adamski, Sex ɗ, No. 478 ” [yellow label].

Paratypes (7 ɗ, 2 Ψ): 1 ɗ, Same label data as holotype except, “ CRI 000, 703224 ”, “Slide No. 483 ”; 3 ɗ, “ Dic. 1991 ”, “ CRI 000, 361254 ”, “Slide No. 487 ”, “ɗ Wing Slide No. 487 a”; 1 ɗ, “ May 1992 ”, “ CRI 000, 373535 ”, “Slide No. 477 ”; 1 Ψ, “Mar, 1992 ”, “ CRI 000, 363663 ”, “Slide No. 475 ”, 1 ɗ, “Cerro Tortuguero, P. N. Tortuguero, 0–100 m, Prov. Limón, COSTA RICA, J. Solano, Abr. 1991, L­N­ 285000, 588000 ”, “CI000, 444307 ”, “Slide No. 598 ”; 1 ɗ, “Est. Pitilla, 700 m, 9 km S Sta. Cecilia, P. N. Guanacaste, Prov. Guanacaste, COSTA RICA, C. Moraga, 2–9 Mar. 1992, L­N­ 330200, 380200 ”, “ CRI 000, 414816 ”, “Slide No. 761 ”; 1 ɗ, “R. Rios, Mar. 1991 ”; “ CRI 000, 450298 ”, “Slide No. 480 ”; 1 ɗ, Est. Cacao, Prov. Guana., COSTA RICA, 8–18 Feb. 1995, L. Angulo, L­N­ 323700, 376700, # 4673 ”, “ CRI 002, 185636 ”, “Slide No. 945 ”; 1 Ψ, “Est. Sirena, P. N. Corcovado, P.N. Corcovado, Osa, Prov. Punta., COSTA RICA, 1–100 m, Ene. 1994, G. Fonseca, L­S­ 270500, 508300, # 2551 ”, “ CRI 001, 843233 ”, “Slide No. 476 ”, (6 in INBio, 3 in USNM).

Distribution ( Map 14): Glyphidocera dictionis   is known from five collecting sites in Costa Rica; two nearby sites in the north­west along the Cordillera de Guanacaste, two sites in north­central part of the country along the Caribbean Coast, and a single site in the south­east along the Pacific Coast.

Etymology: The specific epithet dictionis   is derived from the Latin “diction,” meaning speech.


National Biodiversity Institute, Costa Rica


Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, Bairro Universit�rio


Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History