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Generic descriptions of New World Lithinini (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2838

Show simple item record Rindge, Frederick H. en_US 2005-10-06T18:11:19Z 2005-10-06T18:11:19Z 1986 en_US
dc.description 68 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 66-67) and index. en_US
dc.description.abstract "The six genera of Lithinini from North America have been studied and described previously, but practically nothing is known about the members of this tribe from the remainder of the New World. Moths from Chile and adjacent Argentina have been studied for this group, and a number of genera are defined. The following genera and their type species (all described as new) are proposed: Yalpa (Y. dalcahue), Callemo (C. monotonos), Guara (G. rhaphis), Siopla (S. derance), Nucara (N. recurva), Acauro (A. rotundus), Calta (C. lamella), Yapoma (Y. chone), Duraglia (D. xanthe), and Laneco (L. suffuscus). The following generic changes are proposed: Proteopharmacis Warren, 1895, is placed as a junior subjective synonym of Odontothera Butler, 1882; Catrielia Orfila and Schajovskoy, '1959' (1960), is placed as a junior subjective synonym of Euclidiodes Butler, 1895; Incalvertia, replacement name and new status is proposed for Calvertia Warren, 1908, not Bourguignat, 1880. On the specific level, Lacaria monrosi Orfila and Schajovskoy, 1959, is placed as a synonym of L. schajovskoyi (Sperry, 1954); as this leaves the former species that was incorrectly identified without a name, Lacaria orfilai, new species, is proposed for this taxon. Orfila and Schajovskoy, 1959, published the new tribal name Lacarini. After studying the group, I place the name Lacarini as a junior subjective synonym of Lithinini. All the genera included in this paper have some of their diagnostic characters listed in several tables, are fully described, and are separable by using the keys to the adults based on external morphology and male genitalia. Illustrations for adults and genitalia of all the genera are included. The difficulty with defining the Lithinini as a monophyletic group, based on shared apomorphic characters of the adults, is discussed. It is suggested that a careful analysis of the eggs, larvae, and pupae will have to be undertaken before any definitive characterization of the group can be obtained"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2838 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2838, 1986 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Lithinini en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Moths -- North America en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Moths -- Chile en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Moths -- Argentina en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- North America en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Chile en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Argentina en_US
dc.title Generic descriptions of New World Lithinini (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2838 en_US
dc.title.alternative New World Lithinini en_US
dc.type text en_US

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  • American Museum Novitates
    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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