Costasensora honeyi Fibiger

FIBIGER, MICHAEL, 2010, Revision of the Micronoctuidae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea) Part 3, Taxonomy of the Tactusinae, Zootaxa 2583 (1), pp. 1-119: 53-54

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Costasensora honeyi Fibiger

new species

Costasensora honeyi Fibiger   , new species

( Plate 6, figure 8; male genit. plate 16, figure 4)

Material examined. Holotype: male, Malaysia, Sarawak, Gunong Mulu Nat. Park , site 25. -. iv.1977, 427550, 900 m, leg. R. G.S. Exped. 1977-78, J.D. Holloway et al., BM 1978-206, genit. prep. 3205 M. Fibiger, coll. BMNH.  

Diagnosis. Imago (external). Wingspan: 11 mm.

Labial palps: porrect; second segment brown outside, white beige inside, roughly scaled vertically; third segment 1/3 of second, narrow, white beige.

Head, patagia, anterior part of tegulae, prothorax, basal part of costa, costal part of medial area, and terminal area, including fringes: black; costal medial area quadrangular.

Forewing ground colour: whitish yellow.

Abdomen: grey; with dorsal tuft on basal segment.

Crosslines: untraceable, except for terminal line marked by black interneural dots.

Reniform stigma: indistinct, small, white.

Hindwing: grey, with indistinct discal spot.

Underside: forewing grey brown; hindwing grey, with discal spot.

Male genitalia. Tegumen: extremely short snd stout, curved in semicircle; peniculus curved (apo.).

Vinculum: extremely stout, very broad; together with saccus and juxta circular; asymmetrical (apo.).

Saccus: extremely stout; broad; V shaped; with a medial crest to ventral tip (apo.).

Valvae: asymmetrical; broadest apically (apo.).

Editum   : as long as valva; semi-cylindrical; setose, parallel with costa; attached to valva along vinculum, base of costa, and along ventral edge of valva (apo.).

Clasper: an extension of ventral margin of valva (apo.).

Digitus: commalike; positioned along apical part of costa; broadest apically (apo.).

Juxta: large, with medial crest; left part apically quadrangular; right part apically pointed (apo.).

Anellus plate: prominently asymmetrical; structure free from diaphragm; basally with lateral hornlike processes; distally very long, spatulate; with subapical crest; with rounded apical extensions (apo.).

Phallus: extremely long, narrow and curved; coecum 3 times longer than wide, apically rounded; broadest at ductus ejaculatorius; pointed at tip (apo.).

Vesica: armed with a small, narrow, spikelike cornutus (apo.).

Female genitalia. Unknown. [presumably with an extremely long and narrow, heavily sclerotised antrum, - see following genus}.

Distribution. C. honeyi   known only from Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak.


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