Dragmatucha proaula Meyrick, 1908

Park, Kyu-Tek, Koo, Jun-Mo, Agassiz, David J. L. & Aarvik, Leif, 2020, A taxonomic review of the Afrotropical genus Dragmatucha Meyrick, 1908 (Lepidoptera, Gelechioidea, Lecithoceridae, Torodorinae), with descriptions of eleven new species, Zootaxa 4786 (2), pp. 151-175: 153-154

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Dragmatucha proaula Meyrick, 1908
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1. Dragmatucha proaula Meyrick, 1908  

( Figs 1 View FIGURE 1 A–E)

Dragmatucha proaula Meyrick, 1908: 726   ; Janse, 1954: 381. Type locality: South Africa, North Transvaal, Limpopo. Type specimen: Holotype 1♀, TMSA.

Idiopteryx proaula   ; Meyrick, 1925: 227.

Material examined. Kenya: 3♂, Central, Aberdare C., Club 6000 ft, 1 iv 2000, 30 v 2000, leg. D.J.L. Agassiz   ; 1♂, same locality, 30 v 2000, in NHMUK   ; 2♂, Rift valley, Lake Nakuru Park , 6000 ft, 5 x 1999, leg. D.J.L. Agassiz   ; 2♂, Rift Valley, Rumuruti 6000 ft, 31 xii 1999, leg. D.J.L. Agassiz, gen. slide no. CIS-7183; wing slide no. CIS-7138   ; 1♂, Rift valley, Gilgil 2,100 m, 0 o 29’S 36 o 23’E, 29 x 2003, leg. D.J.L. Agassiz, in NHMUK GoogleMaps   . Malawi: 1♂, Central Region, Lilongwe Distr., Dzalanyama Forest Lodge 1,270 m, 15 ii 2004, leg. L. Aarvik, in NHMO   . South Africa: more than 30 additional specimens from South Africa in TMSA   , including 1♂, Pretoria , 25 ix 1914, A.J.T. Janse, gen. slide no. 511   ; 1♂, Pretoria , 29 x 1919, A.J.T. Janse   ; 1♂, Pretoria , 25 xi 1916, A.J.T. Janse   ; 1♀, Pretoria , 28 x 1925, A.J.T. Janse, gen. slide no. 5491; and   1♀, Warmbath , 15 v 1953, A.J.T. Janse, in TMSA   .

Diagnosis. Wingspan 23.0–27.0 mm. The species is characterized by the forewing with well developed orange antemedian and postmedian bands, and with orange fringes from below apex to above tornus.

Re-description. Venation ( Fig. 1B View FIGURE 1 ). Forewing with R 1 arising from near middle of discal cell; R 3 stalked with R 4+5 for basal 1/4; R 4 and R 5 stalked for about basal 3/5, R 5 reaching costa; M 1 remote from R 3+4 at base; M 2 approximate to CuA 1, nearly parallel to M 1; M 3 entirely merged with CuA 1; CuA 1 short-stalked with CuA 2; 1A+2A not forked at base; cell closed; hind wing with M 2 well developed; M 3 entirely merged with CuA 1; CuP well developed, arising from middle of lower margin of discal cell.

Male genitalia ( Figs 1C, D View FIGURE 1 ): See Janse (1954, pl. 165, Fig. 4 View FIGURE 4 - line drawing; pl. 173, Fig. 2 View FIGURE 2 - photos); Park & De Prins (2019, Figs 8A, B View FIGURE 8 ). Uncus narrowly elongate. Valva with deeply concave costal margin and strongly upturned distally. Juxta with slightly concave caudal margin. Aedeagus narrowly produced apically, with round apex.

Female genitalia. See Janse (1954, pl. 167, Fig. 1 View FIGURE 1 ).

Distribution. Botswana ( Pinhey 1975); Kenya ( Park & De Prins 2019); Malawi (present paper); Mozambique ( Pinhey 1975); Namibia ( Janse 1954); South Africa ( Meyrick 1908); Zimbabwe ( Janse 1954).

NHMUK

Natural History Museum, London

NHMO

Natural History Museum, University of Oslo

TMSA

Transvaal Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Lecithoceridae

Genus

Dragmatucha

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Dragmatucha proaula Meyrick, 1908

Park, Kyu-Tek, Koo, Jun-Mo, Agassiz, David J. L. & Aarvik, Leif 2020
2020
Loc

Idiopteryx proaula

Meyrick, E. 1925: 227
1925
Loc

Dragmatucha proaula

Janse, A. J. T. 1954: 381
Meyrick, E. 1908: 726
1908