Singularia tolima 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: 7-8

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Singularia tolima Kovtunovich & Ustjuzhanin

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Singularia tolima Kovtunovich & Ustjuzhanin   sp. nov.

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The male genitalia of Singularia tolima Kovtunovich & Ustjuzhanin   sp. nov. resemble to those of S. walsinghami   in the short phallus and the tapered distal part, but differ from them by the asymmetric valves and the uncus, which is widened in the middle part.


Toponymic name, after the state of Tolima where the new species has been collected.

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COLOMBIA: Ƌ, Tolima Nevado, El Rancho , 04°36′ N, 75°20′ W, 2710 m, 2–7 Apr. 2014, V. Synjaev, M. Márquez & J. Machado leg. ( ZISP 1839 View Materials ). GoogleMaps  


COLOMBIA: 2 ƋƋ, Tolima Nevado, El Rancho, 04°36′ N, 75°20′ W, 2710 m, 2–7Apr. 2014, V. Synjaev, M. Márquez & J. Machado leg. ( CUK); 2 ƋƋ, 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).



EXTERNAL CHARACTERS. Wingspan of holotype 23 mm and paratypes 22–23 mm. Head grey, thorax grey with white longitudinal stripes. Labial palps thin, rather long, slightly smaller than 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 and second lobe from middle to apex brightly white. Fringe inside cleft dark grey with alternation of white portions. Hind wings ash-grey. Fringe of first lobe monochrome grey, second lobe with portion of white hairs in distal part, outer fringe of third lobe from base and further beyond the middle lightened with white hairs. Legs mottled brown with pale portions.

MALE GENITALIA. Valves asymmetric, left one wider than right one. Distal part of both valves noticeably narrowed. No finger-like processes at valve bases. Anellus arms thin, of different lengths, left one two times shorter than right one. Saccus narrow with deep notch. Uncus strongly widened in middle part, tapered at apex. Phallus short, smoothly curved, thickened in basal part, tapered in distal part.





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