Nemophora,

Agassiz, David J. L. & Kozlov, Mikhail V., 2015, Description of Nemophora acaciae sp. nov. (Lepidoptera: Adelidae) from Kenya, Zootaxa 4058 (2), pp. 287-292: 291

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4058.2.10

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:862B3040-489D-4E4D-87A5-A0B3551A55C5

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/D24E87E7-7104-FFE0-1396-B1BCFA6EFBE8

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Nemophora
status

 

Key to the Afrotropical Nemophora  species

1 Distal third of forewing with a large distinct spot formed by both dark brown and yellow scales........................ 2

- Distal third of forewing without a distinct spot............................................................. 4

2 Larger: FWL 9−11 mm .......................................................... N. thermochalca (Meyrick) 

- Smaller: FWL 5−8 mm ................................................................................. 3

3 Fascia reaches dorsal margin of forewing; spot in the distal third of forewing is linked with the medial fascia; PLB dorsally covered with appressed white scales................................................. N. porphyraspis (Meyrick) 

- Fascia does not reach dorsal wing margin; spot in the distal third of forewing is isolated from other parts of forewing pattern; PLB dorsally not covered with appressed white scales........................................ N. parvella (Walker) 

4 Forewing with white or yellow fields or spots.............................................................. 5

- Forewing without white or yellow fields or spots............................................................ 6

5 Forewing base yellow, with large black spot at costa; fascia absent......................... N. chlorocosma (Meyrick) 

- Forewing base bronze, sometimes with minor brown spot at the base of R vein; fascia dark brown, with white to creamy stripe at costa................................................................................. N. acaciae  sp. n.

6 Forewing base with large (0.15−0.20 × FWL) glossy golden spot along costal margin............. N. lamprodes (Meyrick) 

- Forewing base without a distinct spot or with small black spot................................................. 7

7 Smaller: FWL 3.6−3.9 mm; thorax (dorsum) ochreous to yellow; forewing with distinct pattern of narrow longitudinal dark brown lines; forewing base without distinct spots........................................ N. humilis (Walsingham) 

- Larger: FWL 5−6 mm; thorax (dorsum) bronze; forewing without narrow longitudinal dark brown lines; forewing base with distinct black spot at the base of R vein.................................................. N. gymnota (Meyrick)