Abes Fibiger

FIBIGER, MICHAEL, 2010, Revision of the Micronoctuidae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea) Part 3, Taxonomy of the Tactusinae, Zootaxa 2583 (1), pp. 1-119: 59

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http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.2583.1.1

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Abes Fibiger

new genus

Genus Abes Fibiger   , new genus

Type-species: Abes vedi Fibiger   , new species.

Taxonomic notes. The genus Abes   is monotypic. Features of the genitalia indicate relationship with the following genus, Asyprocessa   . The only known species has several unique features, which are described below.

Diagnosis. Imago (external). Labial palps: porrect; second segment brown outside, beige inside, vertically with long, tight, rough scaled; third segment 1/4 of second, narrow; brown with beige tip (apo.).

Forewing: narrow; pointed at apex; brown almost throughout, suffused with black scales.

Abdomen: dark grey, with dorsal tuft on basal segment.

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

Reniform stigma: tiny, white.

Hindwing: light grey, with indistinct discal spot.

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

Male genitalia. Unknown.

Female genitalia. Ovipositor: short, smoothly rounded posteriorly and at corners.

Posterior apophyses: 1.25 longer than ovipositor.

Anterior apophyses: untraceable.

7 th and 8 th abdominal segment: strongly fused throughout.

Ostium: displaced to left.

7 th segment: medially with spectacles-shaped structure ventrally (apo.)

Antrum: short; half conelike.

Ductus bursae: membranous and narrow.

Corpus bursae: globular, large.

Signum: cross shaped.

Distribution. Genus Abes   known only from NW Thailand.