Singularia lesya 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: 8-10

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.3854704

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Singularia lesya Kovtunovich & Ustjuzhanin
status

sp. nov.

Singularia lesya Kovtunovich & Ustjuzhanin   sp. nov.

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Figs 11–13 View Figs 11–13

Diagnosis

The male genitalia of Singularia lesya Kovtunovich & Ustjuzhanin   sp. nov. are similar to those of S. carabayus   in the curved phallus, the arched saccus and the uncus, which is widened in the middle part and tapered at the apex. They are different in the strong saber outgrowths in the lower basal part of the sacculus, the rhomboid valves and the absence of finger-like processes at the valve bases. The female genitalia are distinguished by the absence of the signum and the broad lobe of the lamina postvaginalis in S. lesya   sp. nov.

Etymology

The species in named after Olesya Snigur.

Material examined

Holotype

ECUADOR: Ƌ, Carchi Prov., El Chical – Carolinae , 0°50′ N, 78°13′ W, 2360 m, 20 Nov. 2012, R. Brechlin & V. Synjaev leg. ( ZISP 1840 View Materials ). GoogleMaps  

Paratypes

ECUADOR: 2 ƋƋ, 1 ♀, same data as holotype ( CUK); 3 Ƌ Ƌ, 2 ♀ ♀, Pichincha, Camping Bella Vista, 0°00′ S, 78°41′ W, 2230 m, 1 Dec. 2011, V. Synjaev & O. Romanov leg. ( ZISP 1841, CUK); 1 ♀, Planes de San Rafael Parque Nacional Tatama, 5º29′ N, 76º00′ W, 2100 m, 18–21 Mar. 2015, V. Synjaev, M. Márquez & J. Machado leg. ( CUK); 1 Ƌ, Carchi Prov., El Chical – Carolinae, 0°49′ N, 78°13′ W, 1970 m, 16 Dec. 2012, R. Brechlin & V. Synjaev leg. ( CUK); 1 ♀, Napo Prov., 6 km SE Cosanga, 0°37′ S, 77°54′ W, 2240 m, 22 Jan. 2012, R. Brechlin & V. Synjaev leg. ( ZMHB 201606); 1 Ƌ, Pichincha, Camping Tambo Tanda, 0°01′ S, 78°38′ W, 1969 m, 25 Dec. 2011, V. Synjaev & O. Romanov leg. ( CUK); 1 Ƌ, Carchi Prov., El Chical –Carolinae, 0°49′ N, 78°13′ W, 2150 m, 18 Nov. 2012, R. Brechlin & V. Synjaev leg. ( ZMHB 201605); 2 Ƌ Ƌ, Carchi, road Tulcan – El Chical, 0°48′ N, 78°00′ W, 3400 m, 12–13 Feb. 2013, V. Synjaev & O. Romanov leg. ( CUK).

COLOMBIA: 5 Ƌ Ƌ, 1 ♀, Risaralda, Termales de San Vicente, 4°51′18″ N 75°31′46″ W, 2560 m, 5–7 Nov. 2015, V. Synjaev & J. Machado leg. ( CUK 264, CUK 266, CUK).

Description

EXTERNAL CHARACTERS. Wingspan of holotype 18 mm and paratypes 16–22 mm. Head pale grey, thorax brown with pale longitudinal stripes. Labial palps thin, long, equal to eye diameter. Fore wings with mottled pattern. Bright thin white stripes from wing base along streaks. Medial part of wing with bright white spot. First lobe from middle brightly white, on outer margin in apical part circled with distinct dark brown touch. Second lobe brown with white ending. Fringe inside cleft pale with mixture of grey hairs. Hind wings and fringe unicolorous grey. Legs pale brown.

MALE GENITALIA. Valves symmetric, rhomboid. Strong saber outgrowths from lower basal area of sacculus. No finger-like processes in valves base. Uncus short, slightly bent. Anellus arms of different lengths, left one two times shorter than right one. Saccus arcuate. Phallus thin, arcuate, thickened in basal part.

FEMALE GENITALIA. Papillae anales narrow oval. Apophyses posteriores thin, long, slightly thickened at tips. Apophyses anteriores developed. Lamina postvaginalis as a big broad lobe. Antrum short, funnel form. Ductus narrow, long, poorly sclerotized. Ductus seminalis at confluence of ductus into bursa copulatrix. Bursa copulatrix round, without signa.

Distribution

Ecuador, Colombia.

Flight period

October–February.

Remarks

An image of the female of this species was presented in the work of Gielis (2011) as the female of Singularia carabayus   . An image of the real S. carabayus   female was published in the description of this species by Arenberger (1990).

ZISP

Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences