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Sabatinca quadrijuga Meyrick, 1912

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

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
Detailed view

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
Detailed view

Worth knowing:


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.

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2010.02.02
Kurz Michael: 2010.02.08
Kurz Michael: 2010.04.06
Kurz Michael: 2012.11.11
not reviewed