Tantulius belli Fibiger

FIBIGER, MICHAEL, 2010, Revision of the Micronoctuidae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea) Part 3, Taxonomy of the Tactusinae, Zootaxa 2583 (1), pp. 1-119: 64-65

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Tantulius belli Fibiger
status

new species

Tantulius belli Fibiger   , new species

( Plate 8, figure 1)

Material examined. Holotype. Female. S India, Karwar, 16.viii. [19]30, leg. T. R. Bell, B.M. 1934-394, two labels - handwritten and printed: Melaleucia   sp. n., 1658, det. W.H. T. Tams, coll. BMNH.  

Remarks. Melaleucia Hampson   is a genus in Nolinae. Number 1658 refers probably to W.H.T. Tams gen-

Head, patagia, anterior part of tegulae, prothorax, basal part of costa, costal part of medial area, and fringes: blackish brown, costal medial area quadrangular (apo.).

Forewing: short and relatively broad; ground colour yellow; terminal area brown, suffused with few black scales.

Crosslines: antemedial and postmedial line well marked, narrow, light brown (apo.).

Terminal line: indistinct, indicated by few brown, interneural dots (apo.).

Reniform stigma: untraceable.

Hindwing: grey, without discal spot.

Underside: forewing light brown, hindwing light grey.

Male and Female genitalia. Unknown.

Differential diagnosis. Described under genus.

Distribution. T. belli   known only from South India.

T

Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Erebidae

Genus

Tantulius