Protolychnis maculata ( Walsingham, 1881 ),

Park, Kyu-Tek & Prins, Willy De, 2019, A review of the Lecithoceridae (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea) of southern Africa, based on type specimens deposited in the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History (TMSA), with descriptions of three new species, Zootaxa 4623 (1), pp. 61-89: 84

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scientific name

Protolychnis maculata ( Walsingham, 1881 )
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Protolychnis maculata ( Walsingham, 1881) 

( Figs. 10A, DView FIGURE 10; 11View FIGURE 11 A–D, I)

Lecithocera maculata Walsingham, 1881: 276  . TL: KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa [NHMUK].

Protolychnis maculata  ; Meyrick 1920: 78; Meyrick 1925: 242; Meyrick 1938: 13; Janse 1954: 346.

Adult. ( Fig. 10A, DView FIGURE 10). Wingspan 14 mm.

Diagnosis. The holotype deposited in the NHMUK is illustrated in Fig. 10DView FIGURE 10, with its wing venation ( Fig. 10FView FIGURE 10).

Male genitalia ( Figs. 11A – CView FIGURE 11). See also Janse (1954, Pl. 142, Fig. 5View FIGURE 5 - line drawing; Pl. 152, Fig. 4View FIGURE 4 - photo). The figure of the male genitalia given by Janse (1954, Pl. 148, Fig. 4View FIGURE 4) was erroneously placed near those of other species.

Female genitalia ( Figs. 11IView FIGURE 11). The genitalia of the holotype in NHMUK are illustrated here. See also Janse (1954, Pl. 142, Fig. 3View FIGURE 3 & 4View FIGURE 4 - line drawings; Pl. 158, Figs. 1-bView FIGURE 1, photo).

Material examined. 1♀ (holotype) [ South Africa] in the NHMUK; more than  15 specimens are placed under the name of P. maculata  in TMSA. Of these, the genitalia of a male (P.P.Rust, 23 vii [19]25, A.J.T. Janse) were dissected (gen. slide no. CIS-7211/ Park)  .

Distribution. Rep. Congo ( Meyrick 1920), DR Congo ( Meyrick 1938), Kenya ( Meyrick 1920), Malawi ( Meyrick 1920), Namibia (Janse 1954), South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal) ( Walsingham 1881), Tanzania ( Walsingham 1891), and Zimbabwe (Janse 1954).

NHMUK

Natural History Museum, London

TMSA

Transvaal Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Lecithoceridae

Genus

Protolychnis

Loc

Protolychnis maculata ( Walsingham, 1881 )

Park, Kyu-Tek & Prins, Willy De 2019
2019
Loc

Protolychnis maculata

Meyrick, E. 1938: 13
Meyrick, E. 1925: 242
Meyrick, E. 1920: 78
1920
Loc

Lecithocera maculata

Walsingham, T. G. 1881: 276
1881