Asyprocessa laevi Fibiger

FIBIGER, MICHAEL, 2010, Revision of the Micronoctuidae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea) Part 3, Taxonomy of the Tactusinae, Zootaxa 2583 (1), pp. 1-119: 62-63

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Asyprocessa laevi Fibiger

new species

Asyprocessa laevi Fibiger   , new species

( Plate 7, figure 7; female genit. plate 24, figure 7)

Material examined. Holotype: female, Thailand NW, Chiang Mai, Mae Rim / Samoeng rd. , 24 km, 29-i.1989, leg. I.J. Kitching & A.M. Cotton, BM 1989 - 57, genit. prep. 3280 M. Fibiger, coll. BMNH.  

Paratype: female, W Thailand, Hua Hin , Coastal scrub / swamp, 2 m, 26.xii.1986, leg. M.G. Allen, BM 1986 - 300   , genit. prep. 3279 M. Fibiger, coll. BMNH   .

Diagnosis. Imago (external). Wingspan: 8 mm.

fringes: grey brown, costal medial area quadrangular.

Forewing: narrow, pointed at apex, ground colour yellow (apo.).

Crosslines: all lines present, narrow, brown.

Terminal line: marked by black interneural dots.

Reniform stigma: yellow, hardly traceable.

Hindwing: grey, with indistinct discal spot.

Male genitalia. Unknown.

Female genitalia. General features described under genus.

Ostium: large, displaced to left (apo.).

Antrum: postriorly wide, tapers throughout, strongly curved (apo.).

Ductus bursae: membranous and narrow, 1.5 times length of corpus bursae.

Appendix bursae: arising at posterior end of ductus bursae.

Differential diagnosis. A. laevi   differs from other Asyprocessa   and Obscurini   species in:

- very narrow wings;

- crosslines present, black, narrow;

- narrow, yellow reniform stigma;

female genitalia, in

- 7 th and 8 th segment fused ventrally;

- ostium large, displaced to left;

- antrum short, strongly curved, tapered;

- ductus bursae narrow, 1.5 times as long as corpus bursae.

Distribution. A. laevi   known only from N and NW Thailand.