Synechodes polias, Kallies, Axel, 2013

Kallies, Axel, 2013, New and little known Brachodidae from tropical Asia and Papua New Guinea (Lepidoptera, Cossoidea), Zootaxa 3641 (3), pp. 241-259: 242

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3641.3.4

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:5B6FB515-7A55-4C05-AC71-4867C1F7318B

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/F636879A-9A10-D314-FF1B-FA44ADD4F86C

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scientific name

Synechodes polias
status

sp. nov.

Synechodes polias  sp. nov.

( Figs 1View FIGURES 1 – 8, 9View FIGURES 9 – 10)

Holotype: 3, “ Indonesia, Sulawesi Utara, Dumoga-Bone N.P., February 1985 / site 3, 200m, Toraut alluv. For., J.D. Holloway, 1.– 2.ii. 1985 / R. Ent. Soc. Lond., Project Wallacea, B.M. 1985 - 10 ” (BMNH).

Etymology. This species is named after Athena Polias  , the Greek goddess.

Description (holotype, male, Fig. 1View FIGURES 1 – 8). Alar expanse 19.5 mm, body 8.5 mm. Head: dark grey-brown, antenna serrate. Thorax: dark grey-brown. Forewings: dark grey-brown, scales with a pale tip; fringe lighter grey, darker distally. Hindwings: dark brownish grey. Abdomen: dark brown to grey, all segments with light grey posterior margins.

Genitalia. Male (Gen. prep. AK 593 / BMNH 31614, Fig. 9View FIGURES 9 – 10). Typical for the genus; valva simple, uncus pointed, gnathos fish-hook-like and saccus triangular ( Fig. 9View FIGURES 9 – 10 a); juxta with two short lateral processes ( Fig. 9View FIGURES 9 – 10 b); phallus simple, straight, with a low ridge subapically ( Fig. 9View FIGURES 9 – 10 c). Apical abdominal tergite with two short lateral processes ( Fig. 9View FIGURES 9 – 10 d).

Diagnosis. Its uniform greyish wing coloration distinguishes this species from all congeners and all other Brachodidae  of tropical Asia.