Pyrochlora motilonia Viidalepp

Viidalepp, Jaan, 2009, Revision of the genus Pyrochlora Warren, 1895 (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Geometrinae), Zootaxa 1989, pp. 55-65: 58-59

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

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scientific name

Pyrochlora motilonia Viidalepp
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sp.nov.

Pyrochlora motilonia Viidalepp   sp.nov.

Figs. 6 View FIGURES 2 – 11 , 16, 17 View FIGURES 12 – 21 , 31– 33 View FIGURES 31 – 39

Type series: Holotype: ɗ, NICARAGUA, San Juan, Bartola at riv. San Juan, 6.06. 2008 (gen. 8022) (J. Viidalepp leg.) ( IZBE). Paratypes: 22 ɗ#: 7 ɗ, Bartola at riv. San Juan, 2 –8.06.2008 (J. Viidalepp, V. Viidalepp, O. Kurina leg.)( IZBE); 1 ɗ, COSTA RICA, Bri Bri, 100m, 09° 33 ’ 38 ”N, 82 ° 55 ’00”W, 14.04.2001; 2 ɗ, Santa Cicilia, 10 ° 56 ’08”N, 85 ° 22 ’ 23 ”W, 28.04. 2001 (gen. 6911) ( CAS); 1 ɗ, Puerto Viejo, 10 º 20 ’057”N, 83 º 58 ’35,9”W, 2.05. 2001 ( CAS); 3 ɗ, Limon Vesta, 12.04. 2001 ( CAS); 1 ɗ, Monte Verde, 10 º 13 ’16,5”N, 84 º 47 ’50,8”, 30.04. 2001 ( CAS); 1 ɗ, Guacimal, 250m, 10 ° 11 ’09”N, 84 ° 52 ’ 23 ”W, 19.02.2007; 1 ɗ, Playa Hermosa, 139 m, 09° 12 ’03”N, 83 ° 46 ’ 24 ”W, 0 7.02. 2007 (gen. 7939); 1 ɗ, Bri Bri, 100 m, 09° 33 ’ 38 ”N, 82 ° 55 ’00”W, 11.02. 2007 (gen. 7956) 1 ɗ, Bri Bri, 278 m, 09° 35 ’ 31 ”N, 82 ° 53 ’ 45 ”W, 12.02. 2007 (gen. 7957) ( CAL); 1 ɗ, ECUADOR, Manabi, Rosa Zarte, 150m, 00° 19 ’ 44 ”N, 79 ° 30 ’ 28 ”W, 13.05. 2007 (gen. 7954) ( CAL). 2 ɗ, “ Ecuador / 16 km E.S.E. de Santo / Domingo de los Colorados / 650 m – 19 au 22.i. 1975 / C. Herbulot” (gen. 7983) ( ZSM). Holotype deposited in coll. IZBE, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu, paratypes in NHMT, ZSM, CAS, CAL.

Measurements: Wing span 20.5–22.5 mm in males (n= 10), length of antennal pectinations reaching 0.4–0.42 mm in Costa Rica series and 0.5–0.52 in moths from Ecuador.

Diagnosis: The species is characterized by smaller, delicate male genitalic armature and small, simple aedeagus (length 1.20–1.25 mm) lacking cornutus ( Figs. 31–33 View FIGURES 31 – 39 ).

Description: Forewing medial and postmedial lines fused X-shaped in anal area, separating the yellow tornal blotch and a yellow line proximal to the medial line ( Fig. 6 View FIGURES 2 – 11 ). Hindwing submarginal field greyish brown, ample marked yellow at costa. Hindwing below with two grey blotches in terminal area. Forewing below with two distinct lines at middle of the anal area; the tornal spot 8 -shaped. Fresh specimens with wings underneath tinted reddish. Male genitalia of relatively delicate build, aedeagus not sack-shaped but short, flat and lacking apical spine. Sternite A 8 not sclerotized distally.

Biology: Confined to primary rain forests on lowlands and low hills.

Etymology. The specific name is from the locality name Motilonia   in Costa Rica. Gender feminine.

Distribution: Nicaragua, Costa Rica; Ecuador.

IZBE

Institute of Zoology and Botany

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

CAL

Botanical Survey of India

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology