Naarda huettleri, Tóth & Ronkay, 2015

Tóth, Balázs & Ronkay, László, 2015, Revision Of The Palaearctic And Oriental Species Of The Genus Naarda (Lepidoptera: Erebidae, Hypeninae) Part 2. Description Of Ten New Species From Asia, Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 61 (1), pp. 3-23: 19-20

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.17109/AZH.61.1.3.2015

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:F1D12F46-F7C0-4FD6-A951-8D878A489632

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03FD87F4-5918-FFD0-93F6-1F8FA981FBDA

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Felipe

scientific name

Naarda huettleri
status

sp. n.

Naarda huettleri   sp. n.

( Figs 9 View Figs 7–12 , 39 View Figs 25–39 )

Holotype. m, „ Ceylon, 1975.X-XI, leg. HüttlerB.”; slideNo. TB 571m (coll. HNHM).  

Taxonomy. Themalegenitaliaimplycloserelationshipwith N. secreta   and N. atrata   .

Description. Wingspanca. 11 mm, lengthofforewing 5.5 mm (rightforewingof holotypemissing). Headmissing. Characteristicwingpatternfeatures: costaofforewing straight; groundcolourdarkbrownishgrey (thespecimenisworn); transverselinesindis- tinct; reniformstigmamedium-sized, lightyellow, semilunar, withlargeblackspotatbot- tomhalf, verywidedarkedgeincell; orbicularstigmalarge, ca. halfaslargeasreniform, itsgroundcolourlikethatofreniform. Colourationandpatternofhindwingsimilarto thoseofforewing.

Malegenitalia ( Fig. 9 View Figs 7–12 ). Uncusrelativelyshort, slightlycurved, mediumwide, hooked. Scaphiumstraight, aslongasuncus. Tegumenslightlylongerthanvinculum. Saccus broad-based, long, graduallytapering, itstippointed. Juxtalarge, roundedtriangular, broaderthanlong. Valvalong, narrow, slightlytapering. Asmallcostallobepresentin theapicalquarterofvalva. Sacculusmediumwide, elongate, nearlyhalfaslongasvalva. Distalquarterofvalvacomposedbythesclerotisedfusionofcosta, harpeandcucullus; thissectionbeingtapering, apicallyslightlycurvedtodorsaldirection, itstippointed. Ae- deagusmediumthick, evenlywide, straight; proximalquarterofvesicascobinatebyrela- tivelybiggrainsandwithlarge, narrowcornutusbeingstronglycurvedatbase, straight atremainingsection.

Diagnosis. Theshapeandsizeofforewingofthisnewspeciesaresimilar to N. ineffectalis   sensuHolloway, 2008. But N. huettleri   lacksthemalebasal scentorganofforewing, whichispresentin N. ineffectalis   sensuHolloway, moreover, theorbicularspotislarger. Themalegenitaliashowmoreconspicuousdifferencesbetweenthesetwospecies: theuncusin N. huettleri   is notbifurcate, whilethatof N. ineffectalis   isbranched, thejuxtalacksthehuge processpresentin N. ineffectalis   , thevalvaismuchnarrowerandlonger, and thecornutusofaedeagusismuchnarrower.

Thesupposedclosestrelativeof N. huettleri   is N. secreta   . However, N. huettleri   differsfromthelatterbythesomewhatnarroweruncus, narrower valvaandthemorecurvedapicalfusedstructureofvalva.

Etymology. Thenewspeciesisdedicatedtothecollectorofthetypespecimen, Mr BélaHüttler (1937–2002), formertaxidermistoftheHNHM.

Distribution. SriLanka.

HNHM

Hungarian Natural History Museum (Termeszettudomanyi Muzeum)

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Noctuidae

Genus

Naarda