Tactusa dohertyi Fibiger

FIBIGER, MICHAEL, 2010, Revision of the Micronoctuidae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea) Part 3, Taxonomy of the Tactusinae, Zootaxa 2583 (1), pp. 1-119: 27

publication ID

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5459410

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/7C67FC6F-2D29-FFB2-FF28-F8CEECE8735D

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scientific name

Tactusa dohertyi Fibiger
status

new species

Tactusa dohertyi Fibiger   , new species

( Plate 3, figure 3)

Material examined. Holotype: male, Indonesia, Java, Arjuno, leg. W. Doherty, coll. BMNH.  

Taxonomic notes. T. dohertyi   is a member of the nieukerkeni   species-group, which has a blackish triangular or quadrangular patch between the antemedial and postmedial lines.

Diagnosis. Imago (external). Wingspan: 10 mm.

Forewing: ground colour light brown, suffused with brown scales, with acutely-angled blackish patch in upper medial area and dark brown subterminal area; a blackish patch between reniform stigma and fringes (apo.) and five black dots, including that by apex, between medial quadrangular patch and apex (apo.).

Crosslines: only terminal line marked by interneural black spots.

Reniform stigma: white, inwardly outlined black.

Hindwing: dark grey, with very faint discal spot.

Underside: unicolorous grey.

Abdomen lost, male and female genitalia unknown.

Differential diagnosis. T. dohertyi   differs from other Micronoctuidae   from SE Asian and Oriental regions in unique forewing pattern described above.

Distribution. Known from one specimen from Indonesia, Java.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Erebidae

Genus

Tactusa