Oospila pallidaria ssp. boliviensis, Lindt & Hausmann & Viidalepp, 2018

Lindt, Aare, Hausmann, Axel & Viidalepp, Jaan, 2018, Review of some species groups of the genus Oospila Warren, with descriptions of nine new species (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Geometrinae), Zootaxa 4497 (2), pp. 151-194 : 158-159

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4497.2.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:D176978E-BEE3-49A7-9F2F-89755C0BC556

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5952460

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03D987E3-6701-FF8F-10C5-9B45B781ACA6

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scientific name

Oospila pallidaria ssp. boliviensis
status

subsp. n.

Oospila pallidaria ssp. boliviensis subsp. n.

(Figs 7, 44)

Holotype: ♂, Bolivia, Lagunillas , 988 m, 19.11.2013, 19°43'15"S, 63°39'23"W (A. Lindt). GoogleMaps

Paratypes: 3♂, Bolivia, Achira , 1500 m, 18.10.2010, 18°08'02"S, 63°48'49"W (slide 292) GoogleMaps ; 2♂, Bolivia, Park Chiquitanos , 275 m, 0 5.12.2013, 18°07'28"S, 59°06'57"W (slide 194) GoogleMaps ; 2♂ 1♀, Bolivia, Santa-Cruz , 379 m, 0 7.12.2013, 17°45'18"S, 63°19'32"W (slide 352) GoogleMaps ; 1♂, Bolivia, Potrenillos del Guenda, 370 m. 15.10.2010, 17°40'21"S, 63°27'01"W (I. Renge). GoogleMaps

The holotype will be deposited in the collection of EMNH (Tallinn),

Diagnosis. This subspecies, currently known only from Bolivia, differs from the nominate subspecies in having the genital capsule smaller and the sternite A8 posterior edge lobes are rounded, not triangular. The wings are more contrastingly mottled green and white than in the nominate subspecies.

Description. Wingspan: 20–23 mm in males, 26–27 mm in females (Fig. 7). The frons is light brown, the interantennal fillet white. The male antennae are pectinate, the length of the external and inner rami of the tenth antennal segment reaching 0.6–0.65 mm and 0.4 mm, accordingly. The palpi project about 0.35–0.4 mm ahead of the front. The fore wing costal edge is lined in light red-brown, shadowed greyish basally, the distal margin of wings marked with a thin yellow line. The fringe is greenish yellow.

Male genitalia: As described previously.

Genetic data. Not yet DNA barcoded.

Distribution. Bolivia.

Biology. The moths were collected from October to December in dry tropical forests.

Etymology. The name refers to the type locality.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Geometridae

Genus

Oospila