Asytegumen Fibiger

FIBIGER, MICHAEL, 2010, Revision of the Micronoctuidae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea) Part 3, Taxonomy of the Tactusinae, Zootaxa 2583 (1), pp. 1-119: 76

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Asytegumen Fibiger

new genus

Genus Asytegumen Fibiger   , new genus

Type-species: Asytegumen absurdus Fibiger   , new species.

Taxonomic notes. The genus Asytegumen   is monotypic. Features of the genitalia relate it to the previous genus, Editum   , more distantly to the other species of Obscurini   ; see the taxonomic notes under Editum   . The genus is characterised by several unique features.

Diagnosis. Image (external). Wingspan: 9–10 mm.

Labial palps: porrect; second segment brown outside, beige inside, roughly scaled vertically; third segment 1/4 of second, narrow, beige.

Head, patagia, anterior part of tegulae, prothorax, basal part of costa, and costal part of medial area: blackish brown.

Forewing ground colour: brown; with dark brown patches, including tornal patch (apo.).

Abdomen: grey, with dorsal tuft on basal segment.

Crosslines: all lines present, brown, terminal line well marked by brown interneural dots (apo.).

Reniform stigma: indistinctly marked, beige.

Hindwing: grey, without discal spot.

Underside: forewing brown, hindwing grey, without discal spot.

Male and Female genitalia. Male and female genitalia described under type-species.

Differential diagnosis. Asytegumen   unlike any other species of Micronoctuidae   (see autapomorphies above and under type-species), but apomorphies of Obscurini   present (see also under genus Editum   , Taxonomic notes.).

Distribution. Asytegumen   is known only from Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak.