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Sabatinca barbarica Philpott, 1918

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Sabatinca barbarica Philpott, 1918: 132
Type locality: New Zealand, Invercargill, Seaward Bush
Type: Holotype : New Zealand, Invercargill, Seaward Bush, leg. Philpott; in coll. New Zealand Arthropod Collection, Landcare Research (formerly DSIR), Auckland, New Zealand

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:
Following Philpott (1923b), S. barbarica is just a synonym of Sabatinca caustica Meyrick, 1912

Habit:

     
HOLOTYPE : New Zealand, Southland, Invercargill, leg. Philpott; in coll. New Zealand Arthropod Collection, Landcare Research (formerly DSIR), Auckland, New Zealand      
Picture from: © Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd, CD disk L01; image number 1526006
Detailed view
     

Description of adults. Original description (Philpott 1918) based on 8 : ". 10-11 mm. Head rather bright ochreous. Antennae pale ochreous, apical portion black. Thorax ochreous. Abdomen dark greyish-fuscous. Legs ochreous, tarsi annulated with black. Forewings ovate-lanceolate, costa moderately arched, apex acute, termen extremely oblique; pale ochreous; a bright coppery suffusion along dorsum often segregated into one or more spots; base of costa obscurely darker; an interrupted irregular coppery fascia from costa near base to tornus, sometimes including an almost black spot at middle; sometimes one or more coppery spots on costa at 1/2; three coppery (sometimes blackish) spots on costa at apex, from which an irregular coppery fascia runs towards dorsum, connecting with first fascia above tornus; sometimes a blackish dot on termen at middle; cilia pale ochreous."

Distribution:

The species is restricted to New Zealand.

Biology:

The type series has been taken amongst low herbage in the forest in December and January (Philpott 1918).

Anatomy:

     
Scheme of genitalia      
Picture from: Philpott 1924, modified
Detailed view
     

Diagnosis:

Near Sabatinca caustica Meyrick, 1912 but larger and more vividly marked (Philpott 1918).

Worth knowing:

Sources:

Philpott, A. 1918. Descriptions of New Species of Lepidoptera. Transactions and proceedings of the New Zealand Institute: 125 - 132.
Philpott, A. 1924b. The genitalia in Sabatinca and allied genera (Lepidoptera Homoneura), with some observations on the same structures in the Mecoptera. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, 1923(3-4): 347-366.

Publication data:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2010.02.05
Kurz Michael: 2010.02.08
Kurz Michael: 2010.03.03
Kurz Michael: 2010.04.06
Kurz Michael: 2012.11.11
not reviewed

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