Scaeosopha chionoscia Meyrick, 1933

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: 22

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1175-5326

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scientific name

Scaeosopha chionoscia Meyrick, 1933
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Scaeosopha chionoscia Meyrick, 1933  

( Figs. 19, 43, 56)

Scaeosopha chionoscia Meyrick, 1933: 374   ; Gaede, 1938: 92; Clarke, 1965: 533; Sinev, 202: 37.

Description. Adult ( Fig. 19): Wingspan 14.0–17.0 mm.

Female genitalia ( Fig. 56): Posterior apophysis about twice as long as anterior apophysis. Sterigma coneshaped, 2/5 length of posterior apophysis. Ductus bursae twice as long as posterior apophysis; ductus seminalis arising from 2/5 length of ductus bursae. Corpus bursae oval, about half length of ductus bursae; signa a pair of fanshaped plates.

Type material. Lectotype ♂, INDONESIA: Seneng, Java, K. Bred, vii.[19]32, genitalia slide no. JFGC7763 ( BMNH, London) [examined].  

Additional material: BRUNEI: 1 ♀, Rampayoh R., LP 195, GR 960785 View Materials , Lowland dipterocarp forest, 300 ft., 11–19.iii.1989, coll. G. S. Robinson, BM 1989-76 ( BMNH, London)   ; 1 ♀, same locality, 21–24.ix.1992, G. S. Robinson, Brunei-Malaysia, Brit. Mus. 1993-2, BMNH Microlep. slide no. 31008, Houhun Li ( BMNH, London)   ; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, Lamunin , Sg Burong water tanks, disturbed lowland forest, 60 m, 17. ix.–30. ix. 1992, G. S. Robinson, Brunei- Malaysia, Brit. Mus. 1993-2, BMNH Microlep. slide no. 31007 (♂), Houhun Li ( BMNH, London)   .

Hostplant. Nauclea orientalis (Linn.)   ( Rubiaceae   ) ( Robinson, Tuck & Shaffer, 1994).

Distribution. Brunei, Indonesia.

Diagnosis. This species resembles externally S. rotundivalvula Li   ( Fig. 20), but can be separated from it by the forewing having the largest spot at 3/5 wing length; in the male genitalia by the valva with small processes throughout and the wider valvella ( Fig. 43); and the regularly cone-shaped sterigma in the female genitalia ( Fig. 56). In S. rotundivalvula Li   , the forewing has the largest spot at end of cell, the valva has small processes partially and the valvella is narrower ( Fig. 44); and the sterigma is trapezoid ( Fig. 57).

Notes. The female of this species is described for the first time.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Cosmopterigidae

Genus

Scaeosopha

Loc

Scaeosopha chionoscia Meyrick, 1933

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

Scaeosopha chionoscia

Clarke, J. F. G. 1965: 533
Gaede, M. 1938: 92
1938