Singularia sinjaevi Kovtunovich & Ustjuzhanin

Kovtunovich, Vasiliy, Ustjuzhanin, Peter, Marquez, Mildred & Ustjuzhanina, Anna, 2016, Five new species of the genus Singularia Arenberger, 1988 (Lepidoptera, Pterophoridae), European Journal of Taxonomy 247, pp. 1-11: 4-5

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2016.247

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:90036D08-B606-4401-B16D-F89006A3FDEC

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3854699

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/F91B2378-FFC8-3F2C-FE79-5BDFFEA0FBF1

treatment provided by

Valdenar

scientific name

Singularia sinjaevi Kovtunovich & Ustjuzhanin
status

sp. nov.

Singularia sinjaevi Kovtunovich & Ustjuzhanin   sp. nov.

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Figs 4–5 View Figs 4–5

Diagnosis

The male genitalia of Singularia sinjaevi Kovtunovich & Ustjuzhanin   sp. nov. resemble those of S. walsinghami   , but differ from them by the narrow, long rod-like anellus arms whereas those of S. walsinghami   are shorter and angulate. The phallus of the new species is strongly thickened and bent at a right angle in the basal part, whereas the phallus of S. walsinghami   is almost straight.

Etymology

The species is named after Viktor Synjaev, the prominent Russian traveller and entomologist, who collected this species.

Material examined

Holotype

BOLIVIA: Ƌ, Cochabamba, 3 km from Corani , 17°13′ S, 65°51′ W, 2650 m, 14–18 Oct. 2010, V. Synjaev & O. Romanov leg. ( ZISP 1838 View Materials ). GoogleMaps  

Description

Male

EXTERNAL CHARACTERS. Wingspan of holotype 19 mm. Head, thorax and tegulae grey. Labial palps very short, 2.5 times shorter than eye diameter. Fore wings ash-grey. Small black spot at cleft base. Fringe inside cleft dark grey, slightly lightened only at base. Hind wings and fringe unicolorous ash-grey. Legs mottled brown with pale portions.

MALE GENITALIA. Valves symmetric, rather wide, smoothly narrowed in distal part. Anellus arms long, rod-like, slightly concave. Uncus narrow, long, tapered at apex. Phallus rather short, strongly thickened, bent at right angle in basal part, in distal part significantly narrowed, equal to uncus in length.

Female

Unknown.

Distribution

Bolivia.

Flight period

October.