Duplex weintraubi Fibiger

FIBIGER, MICHAEL, 2010, Revision of the Micronoctuidae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea) Part 3, Taxonomy of the Tactusinae, Zootaxa 2583 (1), pp. 1-119: 85-86

publication ID

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

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/7C67FC6F-2D67-FFFD-FF28-FD2EEBBB7696

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scientific name

Duplex weintraubi Fibiger
status

new species

Duplex weintraubi Fibiger   , new species

( Plate 10, figure 5; male genit. plate 19, figure 6)

Material examined. Holotype. Male, East Timor, Cova-Lima District, Tilomar , 17 km W Suai, 40 m, 18.viii.1990, leg. J. Weintraub & Agosti, genit. prep. 6057 M. Fibiger, coll. ANIC.  

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

Labial palps: grey, third segment half length of second, third segment only slightly narrower than second.

Head, thorax, and ground colour forewing, including fringes: grey or blackish grey.

Forewing: grey in basal, subterminal, and terminal areas, including fringes; medial area dark brown (apo.).

Reniform stigma: bright yellow, ovoid, outlined black.

Crosslines: all lines present, beige (apo.), jagged or waved, terminal line marked by dense black interneural spots.

Hindwing: light grey, discal spot absent.

Underside: forewing dark grey; hindwing grey, with indistinct discal spot.

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

Male genitalia. Tegumen and vinculum: inconspicuous.

Saccus: broad, rounded apically.

Juxta-anellus plate: totally fused; arched, semi-globular; with hole for phallus; hole prominently displaced to left; at dorsal edge two, long, spinelike, parallel, narrow processes.

Valvae: slightly asymmetrical.

Ampulla: large; like two plates, medially separated by deep cleft; dorsal plate almost round; ventral plate strongly elongated ventrally (apo.).

Digitus: absent. Phallus: long, narrow, tapered, curved 300º; coiled clockwise (apo.). Vesica: unarmed. Differential diagnosis. D. weintraubi   differs from other Duplex species   in dark-brown medial area, surrounded by grey colour of rest of forewing; beige crosslines; strongly elongated ventral plate of ampulla; and 300 o coiled phallus. Distribution. D. weintraubi   known only from East Timor, at southern coast near Tilomar.

ANIC

Australian National Insect Collection

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Erebidae

Genus

Duplex