Pyrochlora kuklase Viidalepp

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

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

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Pyrochlora kuklase Viidalepp
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Pyrochlora kuklase Viidalepp   sp.nov.

Figs. 7, 10 View FIGURES 2 – 11 , 18 View FIGURES 12 – 21 , 34– 36 View FIGURES 31 – 39

Type series: Holotype: ɗ, ECUADOR, Napo, Baeza 1700 m, 00° 27 ’09”S, 77 ° 51 ’ 17 ”W, 17.05. 2007 (gen. 7952) ( NHMT). Paratypes: 7 ɗ 1 Ψ; 1 ɗ, Zamora Chinchipe, Los Equentros, 1460m, 03° 48 ’ 47 ”S, 78 ° 36 ’ 39 ”W, 21.04.2007; 2 #, Zamora Chinchipe, Los Equentros, 1770m, 03° 54 ’ 49 ”S, 78 ° 29 ’ 58 ”W, 22.04. 2007 ( CAL); 2 ɗ 1 Ψ, Morona Santiago, Gualaquiza, 1570m, 03° 17 ’ 58 ”S, 78 ° 33 ’ 28 ”W, 23.04. 2007 (gen. 7992)( CAL); 2 #, PERU, Oxapampa 2300 m (gen. 7938) ( NHMT). Holotype deposited in Estonian Museum of Natural History, Tallinn, paratypes in NHMT and CAL.

Measurements: Wing span 22.0–25.0 mm in males, 27 mm in a female, length of antennal pectinations 0.45–0.48 mm in males, 0.25 mm in female.

Diagnosis: Externally the species is characterized by a large, continous, rectangular blackish marking along the anal margin of forewing underside ( Figs. 18, 21 View FIGURES 12 – 21 ). Other species have the ante- and postmedial lines marked by dark transverse lines between the discal cell and hindmargin of the forewing (if enlarged, not covering the origin of vein CuA 2). Aedeagus with three bands of short and thin spines dorsally.

Description: Forewing pattern similar to that in P. m a j o rc u l a, hindwing costal area without a concrete yellow mark. Male genitalian armature is relatively massive, aedeagus has long bundles of spiny cornuti dorsally and the sternite A 8, although not strongly chitinized, is bilobed terminally ( Figs. 34–36 View FIGURES 31 – 39 ). Quite possibly, this species is pictured by Piñas (2005, Fig. 264, as a female for P. rhanis   ).

Biology: Confined to rich tropical mountainous forests at about 1400–2300 m above sea level.

Etymology: The specific name is from Estonian family name Kuklase   . Gender masculine.

Distribution: Ecuador; Peru.

CAL

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