Glyphidocera audaciae, DAVID ADAMSKI, 2005

DAVID ADAMSKI, 2005, Review of Glyphidocera Walsingham of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Glyphidoceridae), Zootaxa 858, pp. 1-158: 46-47

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Glyphidocera audaciae

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Glyphidocera audaciae   , new species

(Figs. 66–68, 309, Map 12 View MAP 12 )

Diagnosis.— Glyphidocera audaciae   is similar to G. c a p s a e from which it can be distinguished by a narrower gnathos, a narrower distal part of valva, a smaller costal furca of the valva, and a larger apical cornutus of the aedeagal vesica.

Description.— Head: Vertex and with brown scales tipped with pale brown; frontoclypeus as above [specimen with many scales missing]; outer surface of labial palpus brown intermixed with pale­brown scales along apical margin of segment II and base of segment III, inner surface with segments I –II pale brown intermixed with few brown scales, segment III brown intermixed with few pale­brown scales; scape of antenna mostly pale brown intermixed with few brown scales, flagellum with alternating bands of pale yellowish­brown and brown scales; male 4 th flagellomere dorsally protuberant and curved, forming a deep 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 yellowish brown.

Thorax: Tegula and mesonotum brown. Legs brown intermixed with pale yellowishbrown scales to apical margins of all segments and tarsomeres (legs with many scales missing]. Forewing (Fig. 309): Length 8.0 mm (n = 1), with brown scales tipped with pale brown intermixed with pale yellowish­brown scales and brown scales; cell and surrounding areas paler than marginal; cell with 2 large brown spots, 1 near middle and 1 near distal end. Undersurface brown. Hindwing: Brown.

Abdomen (Fig. 66): Male with 3 transverse, irregular rows of sex scales on intersegmental areas between terga 2–3 and terga 3–4.

Male Genitalia (Figs. 67–68): Uncus elongate, broadly constricted near 1 / 3, widening near middle, gradually tapering to an acuminate and setose apex; gnathos setose, protuberant, wide throughout length, upturned apically; tegumen slightly widening basally; dorsal strut of tegumen with arms convergent, fusing narrowly from posteroventral margin to base of uncus; valva with margin of costa slightly upturned from a shallow depression beyond a slanted, basal digitate process; subapical margin slightly excavated; apical furca acuminate and upturned; sacculus twisted apically, constricting valva near midlength, gradually widening distoventrally, forming an elongate cucullus; cucullus membranous and setose, with a slightly rounded outer margin; vesica of aedeagus denticulate, bearing a large, crescent­shaped, apical cornutus; cornutus shortened on on side near midlength, exposing a hollow, basal cavity.

Female Genitalia: Unknown.

Holotype, ɗ, “Est[ación] Sirena, P[arque] N[acional] Corcovado, Prov[incia] Punta[renas], COSTA RICA, 1–100 m, Mar. 1993, G. Fonseca, L­S­ 270500, 508300, # 1895 ”, “ INBio: COSTA RICA: CRI 001, 695400 ” [bar code label], “ INBio, ɗ Genitalia Slide by D. Adamski, No. 794 ” [yellow label].

Distribution ( Map 12 View MAP 12 ): Glyphidocera audaciae   is known from a single collecting site along the coast near the Osa Peninsula.

Etymology: The specific epithet audaciae   is comes from the Latin word for courage ­ audacia..


National Biodiversity Institute, Costa Rica


Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense, Bairro Universit�rio