Pyrochlora Warren, 1895, Warren, 1895

Viidalepp, Jaan, 2009, Revision of the genus Pyrochlora Warren, 1895 (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Geometrinae), Zootaxa 1989, pp. 55-65: 56

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.185515

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/C275F55D-2508-1408-FF10-FF2FFBA9FD65

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scientific name

Pyrochlora Warren, 1895
status

 

Pyrochlora Warren, 1895  

Pyrochlora Warren, 1895   , Novit. Zool. 2: 90. Type species: Phalaena rhanis Cramer, 1777   .

The genus is grouped within the tribe Nemorini according to Pitkin (1996), based on characters of male genitalia: a) the presence of central sclerotization (“midrib”) of sternite A 8; b) rod-like or spatulate uncus; and c) costal sclerotization of valva. Pitkin (1996) discussed the genital characters of Pyrochlora   in comparison with those of Tachychlora Prout, 1912   . Generic characters of Pyrochlora   include pectinate antennae in both sexes; weakly shaped, orange or brownish fillet between antennae; orange and brown colour of frons; olive green and grey to brown pattern of wings with a distinct orange, yellow or whitish patch subtornally in forewing and subcostally in hindwing. Hind tibiae with two pairs of spurs and bearing contrasting black tufts of scales at joints; inner spurs are longer than external ones, and distance between spur pairs shorter than the longest spurs. Male hind tibia with a hair pencil concealed in a rim and distally covered by a short apical projection. Tachychlora   species share a white head color, contrasting black and yellow markings on hindwings, much longer, filiform uncus and sidewise projecting cornuti on aedeagus.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Geometridae

Loc

Pyrochlora Warren, 1895

Viidalepp, Jaan 2009
2009
Loc

Tachychlora

Prout 1912
1912
Loc

Pyrochlora

Warren 1895
1895
Loc

Phalaena rhanis

Cramer 1777
1777