Glyphipterix Hübner

Liu, Tengteng & Li, Houhun, 2014, Taxonomic study of the genus Glyphipterix Hübner (Lepidoptera: Glyphipterigidae: Glyphipteriginae) from Mainland China, Zootaxa 3821 (1), pp. 1-25: 2-3

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3821.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:D902942C-C513-4280-AAEA-9DEC115CAEA9

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03E187B5-FF98-924E-FF19-34642607FD54

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scientific name

Glyphipterix Hübner
status

 

Glyphipterix Hübner  , [1825]

Glyphipterix Hübner  , [1825]: 421. Type species designated by plenary power as Tinea bergstraesserella Fabricius, 1781  , ICZN (Z. N. (S.) 2115).

Heribeia Stephens, 1829: 207  . Type species: Tinea forsterella Fabricius, 1787  .

Aechmia Treitschke, 1833: 69  . Type species: Tinea fyeslella Fabricius, 1794  .

Glyphipteryx Zeller, 1839: 181  . (nec Glyphipteryx  Curtis, 1827), (emendation)

Anacampsoides Bruand, [1851]: 32. Type species: Heribeia simpliciella Stephens, 1834  .

Diagnostic characters. Small dark fuscous moths, usually with white and silvery-metallic forewing markings or more colorful maculation. Wing venation ( Fig. 1View FIGURES 1 − 5): forewing with R 1 reaching or before costal 2 / 3, R 5 to termen, CuA 1 from lower angle of cell, CuA 2 diversely originating from before lower angle, CuP vestigial, vein 1 A+ 2 A furcated at base, 3 A only as a fragment on dorsum, accessory cell present, sometimes weak; hindwing with Rs from upper angle of cell to costa just before apex, Rs to M 2 diversely shifted towards upper angle of cell, separate, median stem present in cell, CuA 2 from well before lower angle, CuP vestigial, 1 A+ 2 A with long basal fork, 3 A distant from anal margin. Male genitalia: Tube analis well-developed; gnathos absent; valva simple, densely haired, transtilla developed; aedeagus elongate, with dense spines distally, with a tubular cornutus. Female genitalia: Papilla analis simple, setose, sometimes strongly sclerotized; ostium bursae on intersegmental membrane between seventh and eighth abdominal segments, a funnel or shallow cup, membranous, sometimes sclerotized anteriorly; ductus bursae usually long and thin, sometimes short and thick; corpus bursae mostly ovate, with cestum present or absent, usually lacking signum; ductus seminalis from ductus bursae or from corpus bursae near ductus bursae.

Biology. Glyphipterix  species are known as sedge moths, which are found on or near their host plants in daytime. They feed mainly on plants of Araceae  , Crassulaceae  , Cyperaceae  , Gramineae  , and Juncaceae ( Arita & Heppner 1992)  .

Distribution. Glyphipterix  is cosmopolitan. However, only G. haworthana (Stephens, 1834)  is known from the Holarctic Region ( Diakonoff 1986).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Glyphipterigidae

Loc

Glyphipterix Hübner

Liu, Tengteng & Li, Houhun 2014
2014
Loc

Heribeia

Stephens 1829: 207
Loc

Aechmia

Treitschke 1833: 69
Loc

Glyphipteryx

Zeller 1839: 181