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Sabatinca demissa Philpott, 1923

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Sabatinca demissa Philpott, 1923a: 154
Type locality: New Zealand, near Lake Tarawera, Te Wairoa Waterfall
Type: Holotype : New Zealand, near Lake Tarawera, Te Wairoa Waterfall, November, leg. Tillyard, 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 (hindwing) Holotype : New Zealand, near Lake Tarawera, Te Wairoa Waterfall, November, leg. Tillyard, in coll. New Zealand Arthropod Collection, Landcare Research (formerly DSIR), Auckland, New Zealand    
Picture from: Philpott 1923b, modified
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Picture from: © Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd, CD disk L01; image number 1526010
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Description of adults. Original description (Philpott 1923a) based on 3 : ". 6.5 mm. Head ochreous, with a dense spreading frontal tuft of long coarse hair. Antennae ochreous, with broad blackish bands at base, at 1/2, and before apex. Thorax ochreous. Abdomen fuscous-grey. Legs ochreous, tarsi annulated with blackish. Forewings rather broad, apex broadly pointed; ochreous irrorated with dark fuscous; three or four incomplete black strigae on apical 1/4: cilia ochreous, with a black bar marking apex of wing. Hindwings and cilia grey-fuscous."

Distribution:

S. demissa is known only from New Zealand.

Biology:

The species has been found on the wing in November (Philpott 1923a).

Worth knowing:

Sources:

Philpott, A. 1923a. Notes and Descriptions of New Zealand Lepidoptera. Transactions and proceedings of the New Zealand Institute: 148 - 154.
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.

Publication data:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2010.02.11
Kurz Michael: 2010.04.08
Kurz Michael: 2012.11.11
not reviewed

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