Tolpia sikkimi, Fibiger, 2007

Fibiger, Michael, 2007, Revision of the Micronoctuidae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea). Part 1, Taxonomy of the Pollexinae, Zootaxa 1567 (1), pp. 1-116 : 13

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.1567.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:E6FDD4F7-E81C-47F6-A888-C14387A1B127

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/752F87CD-FF95-FFA3-6CFF-FF09FCC055C8

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Tolpia sikkimi
status

new species

Tolpia sikkimi   Fibiger, new species

( Plate 1 View PLATE 1 , figure 6; male genit. plate 12, figure 3)

Material examined.

Holotype: male, [ India], Sikkim, 2800 ft., -. vii.1895, leg. J. G. Pilcher, 97-31, genit. prep. 3090 M. Fibiger. Coll. BMNH.  

Diagnosis.

Wingspan: 14 mm.

Transverse lines: brown, antemedial and postmedial line with a black spot on costa; subterminal line present but indistinct.

Terminal line: indicated by black dots between veins.

Reniform: indistinct, almost invisible.

Hindwing: blackish brown.

Underside: unicolorous brown.

Abdomen: brown; first segment with dorsal black crest; male with long blackish-brown anal tufts.

Male genitalia.

Saccus: short and rounded.

Vinculum: short.

Tegumen: much longer than vinculum.

Tergite and sternite: indistinct.

Sacculus: with heavily sclerotised club-like process on dorsal right side.

Ampulla: asymmetrical, club-like; apically smoothly rounded on right valve; with a short quadrangular process on left valve.

Pollex   : short, rounded, with long hair-like setae.

Digitus: (right valve) long, narrow, bent, pointed apically; (left valve) short, stout, tapered, thorn-like.

Juxta: higher than wide.

Anellus: fused with juxta; left side dorsally membranous, forming a full circle around position of phallus. Fultura superior: membranous.

Phallus: broadest by ductus ejaculatorius, coiling clock-wise, V-shaped, slight tapering towards apex; coecum broad.

Differential diagnosis.

The male genitalia resemble those of T. odor   but differ in having a club-like ampulla, the process on both sides, the saccular process, and the shape of the phallus.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Noctuidae

Genus

Tolpia