Agripialus variabilis, Mielke & Grehan & Koike, 2021

Mielke, Carlos G. C., Grehan, John R. & Koike, Ricardo M., 2021, Descriptions of two new genera and six new species of ghost-moths (Lepidoptera Hepialoidea: Hepialidae) from south-eastern and southern Brazil, Zootaxa 5020 (3), pp. 561-580: 564-565

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5020.3.7

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5223978

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/F17187DF-EE3F-FFA4-FF10-EAC026B6FDEE

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scientific name

Agripialus variabilis
status

sp. n.

Agripialus variabilis   sp. n.

( Figs 2–4 View FIGURES 1−4 , 21 View FIGURES 16−24 , 29 View FIGURES 25−30 , 32 View FIGURES 31−35 , 37 View FIGURES 36−46 , 52 View FIGURES 51−57 )

Type material. Holotype ♀ ( Figs 2a–b View FIGURES 1−4 ): Brazil – SC [Santa Catarina], Urubici, Santa Bárbara , 1360 m, 25.- 27.XII.2019, 28° 8’30.70’’ S, 49° 38’6.84’’ W, C. Mielke & E. Joerke leg./ 41.065 Col. C. Mielke GoogleMaps   / HOLOTYPUS, Agripialus variabilis C. Mielke, Grehan & Koike, 2021   / ( DZUP)   .

Paratypes (7♀). BRAZIL. Paraná   : 2♀, Curitiba : 4.II.1975 ( CGCM 15.404 ( MGCL))   ; 18.II.1975, V. O. Becker leg. ( CGCM 15.746 ( CGCM))   . Santa Catarina: 1♀, São Bento do Sul, Rio Natal , 4.IX.1999, A. Rank leg. ( CGCM 7261 ( CGCM))   ; 2♀, same locality and collector as the holotype, 1.–3.II.2019 ( CGCM 38.744 ( CGCM), CGCM 38.764 ( DZUP))   ; 1♀, São Joaquim , 22–24.I.1983, 1400 m, V. Becker leg. ( CGCM 15.036 ( CGCM))   . Rio Grande do Sul: 1♀, 28–31.I.2000, São José dos Ausentes, Silveira, 1200 m, A. Moser leg. ( CGCM 3.652 ( CGCM))   .

Diagnosis. Distinguished from its most similar species by differences in the shape of the subrectangular subanal plate, particularly the narrow lobate dorso-posterior corner, and the narrower (by about half) ductus bursae ( Fig. 52 View FIGURES 51−57 ).

Description. Male. Unknown.

Female ( Figs 2–4 View FIGURES 1−4 , 21 View FIGURES 16−24 , 29 View FIGURES 25−30 , 32 View FIGURES 31−35 , 37 View FIGURES 36−46 , 52 View FIGURES 51−57 ).

Head. Antenna with ~42 antennomeres. Basal and distal labial palpomeres equal in length, second segment one and a half to two times longer.

Thorax. Forewing length: 15–22 mm, wingspan: 35–45 mm. Wing ornamentation as shown in Figs 2–4 View FIGURES 1−4 .

Genitalia ( Fig. 52 View FIGURES 51−57 ). Dorsal plates connected by thickened membranous cuticle or by a narrow sclerotised bar. Dorsal plate subrectangular with shallow convex lateral edge; shallow dorsal, ventral, and medial edges with lobe shaped dorsal corner. Lamella antevaginalis weakly sclerotized, in some cases with a ventrally oriented anterior tip. Subanal plate slightly sclerotised, subrectangular. Ductus bursae length subequal to corpus bursae.

Geographical distribution. Known from southern Brazil in eastern Paraná, Santa Catarina and northeastern Rio Grande do Sul at altitude ranging from 800 to 1400 m ( Figs 58 View FIGURE 58 , 62 View FIGURES 59−62 )   .

Host plants. Unknown.

Etymology. The proposed specific name alludes to variation in the ornamentation of the forewing dorsally ( Figs 2a, 3–4 View FIGURES 1−4 ). It is treated as an adjective in the nominative singular.

DZUP

Universidade Federal do Parana, Colecao de Entomologia Pe. Jesus Santiago Moure