Pyrochlora vogli Viidalepp

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

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Pyrochlora vogli Viidalepp


Pyrochlora vogli Viidalepp   sp.nov.

Figs. 8, 9 View FIGURES 2 – 11 , 20 View FIGURES 12 – 21 , 37– 39 View FIGURES 31 – 39

Type series: Holotype: ɗ, “ VENEZUELA, Maracay, ges[ammelt]. P. Vogl. / April –May 1934 ” ( ZSM). Paratypes: 5 ɗ, “ VENEZUELA, Maracay, leg. P. Vogl” ( ZSM). Additional labels: “ Juli 1934 ” (1), “ April –May 1934 ” (1), “ August 1934 ” (1), “ November 1934 ” (1), “Gen. prep. 7982 J. Viidalepp”); 3 Ψ, “ VENEZUELA, Maracay, leg. P. Vogl” (gen. prep. 7993) ( ZSM). Additional labels: “ August 1934 ” (1), “Staatssamml. München” (printed label with hand-written datum “ ” (1); “ April –May 1934 ” and white hand-written “ majorcula Dyar   ?” (1). The types are deposited in the collection of Zoologisches Staatsmuseum München ( ZSM).

Measurements: Wing span 21.0–24.0 mm in male, 26.0–29.0 mm in female. Length of antennal pectinations in male 0.45–0.48 mm, 0.3 mm in female.

Diagnosis: Forewing tornal blotch enlarged, underside with dark markings separated. Hindwing with large yellow blotches at costa and tornus. Aedeagus short sack-shaped with longer apical hook.

Description: Externally similar to pale P. m a j o rc u l a, but with medial and postmedial lines fused Xshaped in anal area of forewing and broken by yellow connection of light blotches distal and proximal to it, i.e the yellow tornal blotch enlarged and fused with, or connected to yellow shading proximal to the medial line. Hindwing above with postmedial line supported distally by a dull yellow line, costal yellow blotch at postmedial area large and expanded along costa towards wing base. The postmedial field at hindwing tornus with a distinct yellowish blotch, while this area is not paler in other species.

Male genitalia with aedeagus similar to that in P. rhanis   and P. m a j o rc u l a, sack-like with an apical spine, but aedeagus shorter (1.6 mm) and the apical spine long (0.35 mm) ( Fig. 39 View FIGURES 31 – 39 ). Valva with basal costal projection finger-shaped as in P. m a j o rc u l a. Sternite A 8 distal sclerotization weakly heart-shaped, 0.8 mm broad and incised 0.4 mm deep. Female genitalia: antrum slenderer than in P. rhanis   , not bulbous ( Fig. 41 View FIGURES 40 – 42. 40 ). Etymology: The specific name is from the family name of the collector, P. Vogl. Gender masculine. Distribution: N. Venezuela.


Bavarian State Collection of Zoology