Ennada pellicata ( Felder & Rogenhofer 1875 ),

Parra, Luis E. & Alvear, Carla A., 2009, Revision of the genus Ennada Blanchard (Lepidoptera: Geometridae), Zootaxa 2062, pp. 46-56: 51-52

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Ennada pellicata ( Felder & Rogenhofer 1875 )

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Ennada pellicata ( Felder & Rogenhofer 1875)  comb. n.

Figs. 3–6View FIGURES 1 – 8, 12– 14View FIGURES 12 – 14, 18View FIGURE 18

Sarracena pellicata Felder & Rogenhofer 1875  : pl. 131, Fig. 27; Angulo & Casanueva 1981: 24; Warren 1895: 102 ( Anchiphyllia  ); Scoble 1999: 42 ( Anchiphyllia  ).

Sarracena declinaria Felder & Rogenhofer 1875  : pl. 131, Fig. 32; Angulo & Casanueva 1981: 24. Sarracena olivacea Butler 1882: 421  ; Angulo & Casanueva 1981: 24; Butler 1893: 462 ( Anchiphyllia  ).

Types. Sarracena pellicata  , syntype male, Valparaíso, Chile ( BMNH); Sarracena declinaria  , allotype female, Valparaíso, Chile ( BMNH); Sarracena olivacea  , syntype male, Valdivia, Chile ( BMNH).

Other material examined. Santiago. Santiago: 1 female, 8.VI. 1982, C. Bravo coll. ( MNHN); El canelo: 1 male, 13.XII. 1953. Arauco. Contulmo: 2 females, 2.II. 53 L.E. Peña coll.; 2 males, 2.II. 53 L.E Peña coll. (MZUC-UCCC); 1 male, 8.II. 1953 ( MNHN). Nahuelbuta: 1 female, 27.I. 1952 G. Monsalve coll. Malleco. Curacautín: 1 female, 2.II. 1950. Cautín. Termas de Río Blanco: 6 female, III. 1951; 5 males, III. 1951 ( MZUC- UCCC); 1 male, 15.III. 1952 ( MNHN). Valdivia. Valdivia: 1 female, I. 1978 D. Jackson coll. Palena. Chaitén: 1 female, 15.II. 1986, T. Cekalovic coll. (MZUC-UCCC).

Diagnosis. Ennada pellicata  is distinguished from the other species of the genus by: V-shaped lamella antevaginalis; subrectangular juxta with two elongate projections on the posterior and lateral margins; hindwing of the male with apex projected.

Redescription. Male ( Figs. 3–5View FIGURES 1 – 8). Head with filiform antennae: vertex dark brown; front light brown; palpus reddish brown in apically and light brown to yellowish basally. Thorax light brown dorsally; patagium light brown; tegula light brown, with posterior tuft; ventral surface of the thorax with yellowish hair like scales. Legs, dark brown, tibial formula 0-2 - 4. Forewings, wide and triangular, dorsal surface dark brown in basal 2 / 3, distal third ivory; forewing apex with a brown triangular blotch; ventral surface of the forewings yellow, darker basally. Hind wing with apex projected; dorsal surface ivory, darker in the internal edge ventral surface of the fore and hind wings are velvety, similar to the dorsum; ventral surface, yellow darker basally. Abdomen light brown, with tuft on lateral margins; final abdominal segment with tuft of light brown scales on posterior margin, approximately half the size of the length of the last segment. Male genitalia ( Figs. 12, 14View FIGURES 12 – 14). Uncus hook-like, 3 / 4 the length of the valvae; sub-quadrangular valvae, with two tufts of long setae (androconia) at base of costa setae thin dorsally, coarse ventrally; sacculus semicircular; juxta subrectangular with two elongate projections on the posterior, lateral margin. Aedeagus simple, tubular; aedeagus sheath curved in its posterior third; cornuti with a row of short, conic thorns reach almost half length of the aedeagus. Female ( Figs. 4–6View FIGURES 1 – 8). Head similar to the male. Thorax dark brown in the dorsal surface; patagium dark brown; tegula light brown, ventral surface of the thorax light brown. Legs similar to the male. Wings similar to the male, but apical projections absent in hindwing. Abdomen light brown, without posterior tuft. Female genitalia ( Fig. 13View FIGURES 12 – 14). Lamella antevaginalis in form of a "V", sclerotized basally; corpus bursae globose and membranous; coniform signum with a wide base, 1 / 7 the length of the corpus bursae; ductus bursae tubular; posterior apophyses twice length than the anteriores.

Distribution. Ennada pellicata  is distributed between 33 º and 43 º S, between the provinces of Santiago and Palena ( Fig. 18View FIGURE 18).

Host plants. Aextoxicon punctatum  R. et P. ( Aextoxicaceae  ) ( Bocaz 2001).

Remarks. In some male and female specimens, the postmedial band has an extrusion between the medial veins, which reaches the subterminal band ( Figs. 5, 6View FIGURES 1 – 8). The mesoscutellum of some specimens has two short tufts that extended laterally, reaching the abdomen.


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Ennada pellicata ( Felder & Rogenhofer 1875 )

Parra, Luis E. & Alvear, Carla A. 2009

Sarracena pellicata

Scoble 1999: 42
Angulo 1981: 24
Warren 1895: 102

Sarracena declinaria

Angulo 1981: 24
Angulo 1981: 24
Butler 1893: 462
Butler 1882: 421