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Sabatinca s.l. ianthina Philpott, 1921

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Sabatinca ianthina Philpott, 1921: 342
Type locality: New Zealand, Nelson, Dun Mountain, 2000 ft.
Type: Holotype : New Zealand, Nelson, Dun Mountain, 2000 ft., leg. Philpott; in coll. New Zealand Arthropod Collection, Landcare Research (formerly DSIR), Auckland, New Zealand

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:
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Habit:

   
Scheme of wing venation (forewing) Holotype : New Zealand, Nelson, Dun Mountain, 2000 ft., leg. Philpott; in coll. New Zealand Arthropod Collection, Landcare Research (formerly DSIR), Auckland, New Zealand    
Picture from: Philpott 1923, modified
Detailed view
Picture from: © Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd, CD disk L01; image number 1526013
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Description of adults. Original description (Philpott 1921): ". 9-10.5 m. Head clothed with long bright ochreous hair. Antennae blackish, annulated with ochreous on basal half. Thorax ochreous mixed with black. Abdomen black, sparsely clothed with whitish-ochreous hair. Legs fuscous, tarsi annulated with ochreous. Forewings broadly lanceolate, apex less acute in ; dark metallic violet; a band of pale lemon-yellow at base; a lemon-yellow band before 1/2, faintly excurved, and dilated slightly on dorsal half; a variable series of lemon-yellow dots on costa between median band and apex, and a similar series on dorsum, usually two in each case but sometimes four or five: cilia greyish-fuscous. Hindwings dark metallic violet, fuscous basally: cilia as in forewings."

Distribution:

The species is known only from New Zealand.

Biology:

Philpott (1921) has taken a number of specimens on a rocky slope covered with various species of mosses and liverworts. The imagines were sitting on plentiful growing Gahnia-species, although it seemed, that S. ianthina does not have any closer affinities to that plant. The search on Gahnia on other places failed.

Anatomy:

   
Scheme of genitalia Scheme of copulation    
Picture from: Philpott 1924, modified
Detailed view
Picture from: Philpott 1927, modified
Detailed view
   

Worth knowing:

Sources:

Philpott, A. 1921. Notes and Descriptions of New Zealand Lepidoptera. Transactions and proceedings of the New Zealand Institute: 337 - 342.
Philpott, A. 1923b. A Study of the Venation of the New Zealand Species of Micropterygidae. Transactions and proceedings of the New Zealand Institute: 155 - 161.
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, 1924(3-4): 347-366.
Philpott, A. 1927. Notes on the female genitalia in the Micropterygoidea. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, 75: 319-323, pl. XXVII.

Publication data:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2010.02.11
Kurz Michael: 2010.04.06
Kurz Michael: 2012.11.11
not reviewed

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