Scaeosopha triocellata ( Stainton, 1859 ) Li & Zhang & Sinev, 2012

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 : 30-33

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5253105

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5253105

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Scaeosopha triocellata ( Stainton, 1859 )
status

comb. nov.

Scaeosopha triocellata ( Stainton, 1859) comb. nov.

( Fig. 30, 52)

Butalis triocellata Stainton, 1859: 120 .

Allotalanta triocellata: Meyrick, 1922: 50 ; Sinev, 2002: 36.

Description. Adult ( Fig. 30): Wingspan 14.5 mm.

Material examined. 1 ♂, INDIA: Pusa , Rangi Coll., C [ollection] no. 2496, 11.iv.1930, Presented by R. L. E. Ford. BM 1949-487, Boring top-shoots of Anthocaphalus (sic) cadamba, BMNH Microlep. slide no. 32351, Zhiwei Zhang ( BMNH, London) .

Biology. The larvae bored top-shoots of Anthocephalus cadamba (Roxb.) Miq. ( Rubiaceae ).

Distribution. India.

Diagnosis. This species is similar to S. chionoscia Meyrick superficially, but can be distinguished by the valva with numerous commalike processes on ventral half ( Fig. 52); in S. chionoscia Meyrick , the valva possesses numerous commalike processes throughout ventral surface ( Fig. 43). This species also resembles S. grandannulata sp. nov. in the male genitalia, but can be separated from it by the tubular anellus that is shorter than the valva; in the latter species, the anellus is cone-shaped and longer than the valva ( Fig. 49).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Cosmopterigidae

Genus

Scaeosopha

Loc

Scaeosopha triocellata ( Stainton, 1859 )

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

Allotalanta triocellata:

Sinev, S. Y. 2002: 36
Meyrick, E. 1922: 50
1922
Loc

Butalis triocellata

Stainton, H. T. 1859: 120
1859