Scaeosopha percnaula Meyrick, 1914

Li, Houhun, Zhang, Zhiwei & Sinev, Sergey Yu., 2012, Review of the genus Scaeosopha Meyrick, 1914 (Lepidoptera, Cosmopterigidae, Scaeosophinae) in the world, with descriptions of sixteen new species, Zootaxa 3322, pp. 1-34: 12

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5252985

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5252985

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Scaeosopha percnaula Meyrick, 1914
status

 

Scaeosopha percnaula Meyrick, 1914  

( Figs. 3, 6, 7, 31)

Scaeosopha percnaula Meyrick, 1914: 254   ; Meyrick, 1922: 50; Meyrick, 1930: 730; Gaede, 1938: 92; Clarke, 1965: 530; Sinev, 2002: 37.

Scaeosopha stagnigera Meyrick, 1932: 277   , syn. nov.

Description. Adult ( Fig. 6): Wingspan 17.0–23.0 mm.

Type material. Lectotype ♂, INDIA: Shillong , Assam, [coll.] R[?], iii.[18]93, genitalia slide no. JFGC7762 ( BMNH, London) [examined].  

Paralectotype: 1 ♀, INDIA: Khasi, Hills , Assam, 9.1906 ( BMNH, London) [examined]   .

Scaeosopha stagnigera Meyrick, 1932   : Lectotype ♂, INDIA: Mahableshwar , Bombay, 17.v.[19]30, coll. R. M[axwell], genitalia slide no. JFGC7765 ( BMNH, London) [examined]. Paralectotype: 1 ♀, INDIA: Mahableshwar, Bombay, 16.v.[19]31 ( BMNH, London) [examined].

Distribution. India.

Diagnosis. This species resembles S. sinevi Ponomarenko et Park   in the male genitalia, but can be separated from it by the process of the uncus brachium located more distally and acute apically, and the saccular margin of the valva slightly concave near the base ( Fig. 3). In S. sinevi   , the process of the uncus brachium arises near the middle and is narrowly rounded apically, and the saccular margin of the valva is almost straight ( Fig. 32).

The wing pattern, the stout brachia of the uncus and the irregularly oval valva are very similar in S. percnaula   and S. stagnigera   . Besides differences in size (with wingspan 21.0–23.0 mm in S. percnaula   and 17.0 mm in S. stagnigera   ), there are no external differences. In the male genitalia the only tiny difference is the apex of the anellus acuminate in S. percnaula   ( Fig. 3) but slightly rounded in S. stagnigera   ( Fig. 31). Scaeosopha stagnigera   should be a geographic variation of S. percnaula   is therefore considered as a junior synonym of S. percnaula   herein.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Cosmopterigidae

Genus

Scaeosopha

Loc

Scaeosopha percnaula Meyrick, 1914

Li, Houhun, Zhang, Zhiwei & Sinev, Sergey Yu. 2012
2012
Loc

Scaeosopha percnaula

Sinev, S. Y. 2002: 37
Clarke, J. F. G. 1965: 530
Gaede, M. 1938: 92
Meyrick, E. 1922: 50
Meyrick, E. 1914: 254
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