Meganola palaeographa Hacker, 2012

László, Gyula M., 2020, Review of the genus Meganola Dyar, 1898 of Ivory Coast and adjacent areas with descriptions of 5 new species and several taxonomic updates (Lepidoptera Nolidae, Nolinae) - Taxonomic studies on West African Nolinae I., Zootaxa 4853 (2), pp. 151-182 : 161

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4853.2.1

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4410661

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Meganola palaeographa Hacker, 2012
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Meganola palaeographa Hacker, 2012

( Figs 14–15 View FIGURES 1–20 , 62 View FIGURES 57–65 , 93 View FIGURES 88–95 )

Meganola palaeographa Hacker, 2012 , Esperiana 17: 417. Type locality: Tanzania, Iringa. Holotype, ♂ (coll. Hacker /ZSM).

Material examined. Ivory Coast. 7 ♂, 10 ♀, 1171 m, Mt Tonkoui Peak , N07°27’15,2”,W07°38’12,5”, 1–8.XI.2015, Light Trap, leg. Aristophanous, M., Moretto, P. & Ruzzier, E., ANHRT:2017.16, slide Nos LGNA 24 ♀, LGNA 39 ♂, LGNA 40 ♀, LGNA 41 ♂, LGNA 87 ♀, LGNA 148 ♂, LGNA 150 ♀, LGNA 165 ♀, LGNA 166 ♂, LGNA 167 ♀, LGNA 168 ♀, LGNA 235 ♂, LGNA 236 ♂, LGNA 238 ♂, LGNA 240 ♀, LGNA 252 ♀, LGNA 254 ♀; 2 ♂, 174m, Tai NP., Tai Research Station   GoogleMaps , 05°49’59.8”N, 07°20’32”W, 14–23.XI.2015, Light Trap, Aristophanous, M., Moretto, P., Ruzzier, E. leg., ANHRT:2017.16, slide Nos: LGNA 227 ♂, LGNA 234 ♂; 2 ♂, from the same site, but collected at 25.III.–17.IV.2017 by Aristophanous, A., Aristophanous, M., Geiser, M., Moretto, P., ANHRT:2017.25, slide Nos: LGNA 394 ♂, LGNA 398 ♂. Liberia. 5 ♂, 1 ♀, 1165m, Nimba Mts camp, ENNR, Nimba county, 7°31’45”N, 8°31’37”W, 03–13.xii.2017, Light Trap (blended bulb 250W), Aristophanous, M., Sáfián, Sz., Simonics, G., Smith, L. leg., ANHRT:2017.33, slide Nos LGNA 478 ♂, LGNA 544 ♂; 2 ♂, 1000–1100m, Nimba Mts, ENNR, Nimba county ( Cellcom   GoogleMaps road), 7°32’45.88”N, 8°31’21.04”W, 02–14.xii.2017, Cold Cathode Light Bucket, Aristophanous, M., Sáfián, Sz., Simonics, G., Smith, L. leg., ANHRT:2017.33; 1 ♂, 1 ♀, 1327m, Nimba Mts main ridge (montane forest), ENNR, Nimba county, 7°31’1.3”N, 8°31’1.0”W, 9.xii.2017, Light Trap (blended bulb 250W), Aristophanous, M., Sáfián, Sz., Simonics, G., Smith, L. leg. ANHRT:2017.33, slide No.: LGNA 538 ♀; 1 ♀, 230m, Lofa county, Zuwulor Village   GoogleMaps School, 7°54’52”N, 9°31’08”W, 8.xi.2017, Light Trap (blended bulb 250W), Aristophanous, M., Sáfián, Sz., Simonics, G., Smith, L. leg., ANHRT:2017.33, slide No.: LGNA 543 ♀ ( ANHRT) .

Remark. The species was known only from two specimens: the male holotype specimen from Udzungwa Mts, Tanzania ( Hacker et al. 2012) and an additional record from the same area published later ( Hacker 2014). Surprisingly, the specimens recently collected in West Africa hardly show any morphological differences to the ones from Tanzania, despite the large distance between these localities. The female and its copulatory organ are illustrated here for the first time.

Distribution. Tanzania ( Hacker et al. 2012, Hacker 2014). The specimens from Ivory Coast and Liberia represent new country records. The species is likely to be distributed throughout Equatorial Africa.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Nolidae

Genus

Meganola

Loc

Meganola palaeographa Hacker, 2012

László, Gyula M. 2020
2020
Loc

Meganola palaeographa

Hacker 2012
2012