Pyrochlora rhanis Cramer, 1777, Cramer, 1777

Viidalepp, Jaan, 2009, Revision of the genus Pyrochlora Warren, 1895 (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Geometrinae), Zootaxa 1989, pp. 55-65: 57

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Pyrochlora rhanis Cramer, 1777
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Pyrochlora rhanis Cramer, 1777  

Figs. 2, 3 View FIGURES 2 – 11 , 12, 13, 14, 19 View FIGURES 12 – 21 , 22–24 View FIGURES 22 – 30

Phalaena rhanis Cramer, 1777: 34   , pl. 119, Figs. B, C. Type locality: "West Indies", according to Scoble (1999), or " Surinam " ( Prout 1932).

Measurements: Wing span 20.0–26.0 mm in males (n= 10), 30–31 mm in females (n= 2). Antennae pectinate in both sexes, length of pectinations reaching 0.4–0.45 mm in males (n= 15), 0.4 mm in females (n= 2).

Description: P. rhanis   with a well discernible costal yellow zigzag mark between the postmedial line and apex on hindwing upper side. The shape of the sternite A 8 is visible without dissection when the distal end of abdomen is descaled. Series of P. rhanis   in collections are outstanding in their relatively dark pattern of wings (see e.g. Piñas 2005, Fig. 263). Male genitalia: as in the genus description; valva without a basal costal projection. Female genitalia: antrum sclerotized, bulbous ( Fig. 40 View FIGURES 40 – 42. 40 ; Pitkin 1996, Fig. 214).

Material studied: 15 ɗ, FRENCH GUIANA, Kaw Mts., Amazone Nature Lodge, 4 ° 33 ’ 30 ”N, 52 ° 12 ’ 25 ”W, 13 – 20.10.2006 (J. & V. Viidalepp) (gen. 7751) ( IZBE); 1 ɗ, “ Guyane Francaise 1986 / Exped. H. De Toulgoët /B. et J. Lalane Cassou /Ch. Gibeaux, /Cayenne Route Regina PK 32.5 / piste de Nancibo / PK 6 / 8 -II- 86 ” ( ZSM e. c. Herbulot); 1 ɗ, Camp Caiman, 26.10 .0 2 ( CAS); 1 ɗ 1 Ψ, ECUADOR, Napo, Puerto Misahualli, 5 – 9.11.2002 ( CAS); 1 ɗ, Morona Santiago, Santiago, 300m, 03°02’ 29 ”S, 77 ° 59 ’ 50 ”W, 26.04.2007; 1 ɗ, Morona Santiago, Santiago, 370m, 03°01’ 16 ”S, 77 ° 56 ’ 52 ”W ( CAL); 3 ɗ, “SO. BRASILIEN / Espirito Santo / St. Leopoldina / Umg. Dorf Tirol 650 m / 25.12.1996 – 10.01.97 / leg. Thöny” (gen. 7980) ( ZSM); 1 ɗ, „ VENEZUELA / Bolivar / Rte El Dorado à Sta Helena / au km 125 (1350m) / 20.V. 1971 / C. Lemaire (gen. 7984)” ( ZSM e. c. Herbulot).

Biology: confined to primary tropical rain forests on lowland and low mountains.

Distribution: Genitalia checked: French Guiana, SE Venezuela, Ecuador, SE Brazil ( IZBE, ZSM, CAS, CAL). Literature data on P. rhanis   from Belize and Guatemala need to be verified.

Remarks. The species was identified according to Cramer’s good original illustrations ( Prout 1932; Herbulot 1988; Pitkin 1996). Pitkin has added descriptions of genitalic structures of both sexes, including autopomorphic characters as the sternite A 8 deeply and roundly emarginated ( Fig. 23 View FIGURES 22 – 30 ), the aedeagus sackshaped with a short apical spine ( Fig. 24 View FIGURES 22 – 30 ).

IZBE

Institute of Zoology and Botany

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology

CAS

California Academy of Sciences

CAL

Botanical Survey of India

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Geometridae

Genus

Pyrochlora

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Pyrochlora rhanis Cramer, 1777

Viidalepp, Jaan 2009
2009
Loc

Phalaena rhanis

Cramer 1777: 34
1777