Sabatinca quadrijuga Meyrick, 1912: 126|
Type locality: New Zealand, Invercargill
Type: Holotype : New Zealand, Invercargill, leg. Philpott, in coll. BMNH
Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:|
|HOLOTYPE : New Zealnd, Southland, Invercargill, leg. Philpott; in coll. BMNH|
|Picture from: © Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd, CD disk L01; image number 1526018
Description of adults. Original description (Meyrick, 1912) based on 1 : ". 13 mm. Head pale greyish. Antennae dark fuscous. Thorax purplish. Abdomen grey, lateral claspers and supraanal projection longer and narrower than in caustica. Forewings ovate-lanceolate, less acute than in caustica, stalk of 7 and 8 extremely short; deep purple, irregularly mixed with coppery-golden, darker and bluish on costa; four subquadrate ochreous-whitish spots on costa between base and 3/4, larger anteriorly, and a dot towards apex: cilia grey-whitish, with several dark grey bars. Hindwings violet-grey, darker towards apex; cilia grey-whitish, on costa barred with grey suffusion."
The species is known only from New Zealand.
|Scheme of genitalia|
|Picture from: Philpott 1924, modified
Meyrick, E. 1912. Descriptions of New Zealand Lepidoptera. Transactions and proceedings of the New Zealand Institute: 117 - 126.
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.
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