Tessellota cancellata ( Burmeister, 1878 )

Beccacece, Hernán Mario & Zapata, Adriana Inés, 2017, Taxonomic changes of some neotropical species of Arctiini Leach (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae), Zootaxa 4272 (3), pp. 421-429: 427

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4272.3.7

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scientific name

Tessellota cancellata ( Burmeister, 1878 )
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Tessellota cancellata ( Burmeister, 1878)  

Tessellota pura Breyer, 1957   syn. n. ( Fig. 9 View FIGURES 1 – 9 )

The description of Tessellota pura Breyer, 1957: 11   ; figs. 1.1–5, 1.7 was based on a male holotype from Buenos Aires, Argentina, currently deposited in Breyer collection, MLP ( Fig. 9 View FIGURES 1 – 9 ). Breyer stated that T. pura   is very similar to T. cancellata ( Burmeister, 1878: 445)   , but lacks the discoidal points on the hindwings. He also stated that both species have a very similar distribution (center and east of Argentina). Furthermore, Breyer (1957) observed some differences in the male genitalia between the two species (e.g. distal part of the valva, juxta process and cornuti). The differences were drawn by Breyer (1957) but in this particular case line drawings are very difficult to interpret. Recently, Beccacece et al. (2014) illustrated and designed a female lectotype of T. cancellata   from Buenos Aires, deposited in MACN. This specimen shows a similar habitus to that of the holotype of T. pura   . For this reason, specimens with one, two, no discoidal dots were dissected and compared, together with a male paratype of T. pura   deposited in MLP ( Figs. 19–27 View FIGURES 10 – 27. 10 – 14 ). No difference could be found in their genitalia morphology. Therefore, a new synonymy is here proposed. The differences observed by Breyer (1957) could be due to the preparation of the male genitalia. Those preparations were not found and are possibly lost.

Material examined. Argentina, Córdoba: 1 ♂: 20-I-1901 ( MZUC)   . 2 ♀: Capital department, 18-XI-1901 (MZUC). 1 ♂: Huerta Grande, 27-II-1947 (IFML). 1 ♂: 18-XI-1948, Fray López leg. (IFML). 1 ♂ (paratype): Colón deparment, Salsipuedes , 09-V-1953, J. S. de Orfila leg. ( MLP) ( Figs. 25–27 View FIGURES 10 – 27. 10 – 14 )   . 1 ♀: Obispo Trejo (ex college), Köhler leg. (IFML). 1 ♂: Natural Forest Reserve Chancaní, 351 m, 10-XI-2010, S 31°22'38'' W 65°28'48'', H.M. Beccacece, S. Naretto & A. Cuchietti leg. ( MZUC) GoogleMaps   . 1 ♂: Las Barrancas - Miramar , 75 m, 13-II- 2011, S 30°55'52'' W 62°42'03'', H.M. Beccacece, N. Soria, A. Cuchietti & M. Michelutti leg. ( MZUC) GoogleMaps   . 9 ♂ and 1 ♀: Tulumba and Simbolar route, 598 m, 06-III-2011, S 30°27'11'' W 64°03'21''. H.M. Beccacece, A.I. Zapata & M.E. Drewniak leg. ( MZUC) ( Figs. 22–24 View FIGURES 10 – 27. 10 – 14 ) GoogleMaps   . La Rioja: 1 ♂ and 1 ♀ ( MACN)   . Salta: 1 ♂: La Candelaria, II-1928 ( IFML)   . Tucumán: 1 ♀: 1906 ( IFML)   . 1 ♀: Buruy Chilcas , 10-XI-1979, Golbach leg. ( IFML)   . 1 ♂: San Pedro de Colalao, XII-1984, Pierotti leg ( IFML)   .

MLP

Museo de La Plata

MACN

Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino Rivadavia

MZUC

Universita di Cagliari

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Arctiidae

Genus

Tessellota

Loc

Tessellota cancellata ( Burmeister, 1878 )

Beccacece, Hernán Mario & Zapata, Adriana Inés 2017
2017
Loc

Tessellota pura

Breyer 1957
1957
Loc

Tessellota pura

Breyer 1957: 11
1957
Loc

T. cancellata (

Burmeister 1878: 445
1878