Meganola spermophaga ( Fletcher, 1962 )

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 : 172

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

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4498851

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Meganola spermophaga ( Fletcher, 1962 )
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Meganola spermophaga ( Fletcher, 1962)

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Nola spermophaga Fletcher, 1962 , Veröffentlichungen der zoologischen Staatssammlung München 7: 5. Type locality: Uganda, Kampala. Holotype, ♂ (NHMUK).

= Meganola obscuritata Hacker, 2012 , Esperiana 17: 413, syn. n.

Material examined. Sierra Leone. 2 ♀, 80m, Kalainkay nr. Kamabai, Northern Prov. , 3–6.XI.2015, N09°10’52”, W11°56’44” Light Trap, R. Goff coll., leg. Smith, R. & Takano, H., ANHRT:2018.20, slide Nos: LGNA 291 , LGNA 462 (all ♀). Cameroon. 1 ♂, 1246m, Adamawa Region, Adamawa Plateau, 7.3km West of Bazanga, Chute de Tello   GoogleMaps , 07°13’50.6”N, 13°56’29.2”E, 24–30.ix.2018, MV Light Trap, Sáfián, Sz., Simonics, G. leg., ANHRT:2018.36, slide No.: LGNA 575 ♂. Liberia. 1 ♂, 530m, Lofa County, Foya Proposed Protected Area   GoogleMaps , 7°56’36”N, 10°16’36”W, 10– 19.xi.2017, MV Light Trap (125W), Aristophanous, M., Sáfián, Sz., Simonics, G. & Smith, L. leg., ANHRT:2017.33, slide No.: LGNA 547 ♂. Zambia. 1 ♀, 1030m, Kundabwika Falls , Kalungwishi River, S 09°13’00”, E29°18’17”, 5–7. V.2013, Light Trap, leg. Smith, Takano & Oram, ANHRT:2017.9, slide No.: LGNA 43 ♀ ( ANHRT).

Remark. The male holotype of M. obscuritata Hacker, 2012 as illustrated by Hacker et al. (2012: 413) does not show any distinctive features in genitalia and external habitus compared to M. spermophaga and thus the former species is synonymised here with the latter. It is worth noting however, that the female specimens illustrated in Hacker et al. (2012) as M. obscuritata are apparently not conspecific with the male holotype, judging from their considerably different coloration and wing pattern.

Distribution. Uganda, D.R. Congo, Republic of Congo, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast ( Hacker et al. 2012). Specimens from Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Liberia and Zambia represent new country records.

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Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

MV

University of Montana Museum

V

Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Nolidae

Genus

Meganola

Loc

Meganola spermophaga ( Fletcher, 1962 )

László, Gyula M. 2020
2020
Loc

Meganola obscuritata

Hacker 2012
2012
Loc

Nola spermophaga

Fletcher 1962
1962