Bellulia kendricki Fibiger

FIBIGER, MICHAEL, 2010, Revision of the Micronoctuidae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea) Part 3, Taxonomy of the Tactusinae, Zootaxa 2583 (1), pp. 1-119: 82

publication ID

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

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Bellulia kendricki Fibiger
status

new species

Bellulia kendricki Fibiger   , new species

( Plate 10, figure 2; male genit. plate 19, figure 4)

Material examined. Holotype: male, China, Prov. Hainan, Yinggeling, Ma Hou Ling, Camp 2, 960 m, 18º59’04 N, 109º24’14 E, 30.viii.2005, leg. & coll. R. C. Kendrick, genit. prep. 6164 M. Fibiger. GoogleMaps  

Diagnosis. Imago (external). Wingspan: 17 mm (apo.).

Crosslines: blackish, well marked.

Reniform stigma: distinct, round, yellowish, outlined black.

Hindwing: greyish brown, without discal spot.

Underside: unicolorous grey.

Abdomen: grey with black crest dorsally on first segment.

Male genitalia. Tegumen and fultura superior: upper part of tegumen platelike, almost meeting ventrally (apo.).

Vinculum: short, loglike. Tergite: short, broad, platelike, posteriorly with rounded edges. Valvae: slightly asymmetrical, left one larger. Sacculus: dorsally with large, platelike, apically setose process (apo.). Ampulla: slightly asymmetrical and setose; strongly fused with valva (apo.), especially with left valva. Digitus: apically free as short hump dorsally; ventral part platelike, ovoid, left one larger (apo.). Juxta: ventro-medially separated into two plates (apo.). Anellus: fused with juxta, forming full circle around phallus. Phallus: broadest by ductus ejaculatorius, slightly coiled clockwise, slightly tapered towards tip. Vesica: unarmed. Bionomics. Known specimen collected in primary forest with a canopy of 25 m. Differential diagnosis. B. kendricki   largest Bellulia species.   Externally easily recognised as a species of Bellulia   ; however, genitalia can be associated only after close examination, their characters indicating a very basal lineage of Bellulia   – see remarkable apomorphies above. Distribution. Known only from type-locality on Hainan.

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Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Erebidae

Genus

Bellulia