Meganola subchionea, László, 2020

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 : 168

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:D310B8C8-A16F-4B55-B6E6-8FD5EC35DE63

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4410685

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/B804878C-FFD9-A416-FF69-3C132D5FF99D

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Plazi

scientific name

Meganola subchionea
status

sp. n.

Meganola subchionea sp. n.

( Figs 34 View FIGURES 21–40 , 76 View FIGURES 75–83 )

Holotype. ♂, Ivory Coast, 174m, Tai NP, Tai Research Station , 05°49’59.8”N, 07°20’32.0”W, 14–23.XI.2015, Light Trap, Aristophanous, M., Moretto, P., Ruzzier, E. leg., ANHRT:2017.16, unique number: ANHRTUK 00009099, slide No.: LGNA 139 ♂ ( ANHRT). GoogleMaps

Diagnosis. The new species belongs to the M. chionea species-group, being most closely related to M. chionea ( Hampson, 1911) with its pale greyish white forewing ground colour and the broad, almost straight, obtuse pale grey medial band of the forewing. As the species-group comprises several externally indistinguishable species, examination of the genitalia is required for reliable identification. In the male genitalia, M. subchionea differs clearly from M. chionea by its somewhat broader uncus and considerably narrower harpe and the vesica armed with a pair of short but heavily sclerotized, thorn-like cornuti (the vesica of M. chionea bears a peculiar elongate, crest-like, dentate cornutus). The female is unknown.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Nolidae

Genus

Meganola