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Sabatinca lucilia Clarke, 1920

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Sabatinca lucilia Clarke, 1920: 35
Type locality: New Zealand, Auckland, Kaury Gully
Type: Holotype : New Zealand, Auckland, Kaury Gully, leg. Clarke; in coll. Auckland Institute and War Memorial Museum, Auckland, New Zealand

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

   
Scheme of wing venation (hindwing) Holotype : New Zealand, Auckland, Kaury Gully, leg. Clarke; in coll. Auckland Institute and War Memorial Museum, Auckland, New Zealand    
Picture from: Philpott 1923, modified
Detailed view
Picture from: © Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd, CD disk L01; image number 1526015
Detailed view
   

Description of adults. Original description (Clarke 1920) based on 7 : "12 mm. Head, face, and palpi covered with long bronze-brown hair. Antennae purplish tending to brown at tips. Thorax brown, densely covered with long brown hair. Abdomen grey-blackish along sides. Legs ochreous tinged with grey-blackish. Forewings ovate-lanceolate, costa bent abruptly near base, arched, apex less acute than in incongruella; basal area to nearly 1/3 ochreous suffused with ruby banded by abrupt black transverse line; an ochreous-grey band slightly suffused with ruby reaching to nearly 1/2, widening on dorsum; a dark fascia bordered blackish-grey, constricted both sides at middle and narrowed on anal margin; at 2/3 another light grey band slightly tinged with orange but broken in centre by longitudinal blackish stripe; a transverse blackish-bordered ochreus band, beyond which to apex light grey slightly tinged with orange; cilia ochreous with dark-greyish-brown bars in continuation of the dark markings on the wings. Hindwings dark grey suffused with violet, brighter towards apex; cilia dark grey with a few orange hairs."

Distribution:

S. lucilia is known only from New Zealand, Northland.

Biology:

Clarke (1920) has taken the specimens on a sunny moss-covered clay-bank. The imagines are on the wing in December and January and sometimes come to electric light.

Anatomy:

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

Worth knowing:

Sources:

Clarke, C. E. 1920: New Lepidoptera. Transactions and proceedings of the New Zealand Institute: 35.
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.

Publication data:

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

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