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The Eupithecia (Lepidoptera, Geometridae) of Chile. Bulletin of the AMNH ; v. 186, article 3

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dc.contributor.author Rindge, Frederick H. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T14:36:57Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T14:36:57Z
dc.date.issued 1987 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/912
dc.description p. 270-363 : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 361-362) and index. en_US
dc.description.abstract "The present paper is the first attempt to describe all the Eupithecia of Chile, including the Juan Fernandez Islands. The few previously named species are redescribed in the same format as the new species, with descriptions and illustrations of the adults, male antennae, ventral plates, and male and female genitalia. Separate keys are provided for males and females; a number of the species are known only from one sex, so the keys are, of necessity, incomplete. The Eupithecia of Chile are divided into two sections. The first has males with the tergite of the eighth segment fully sclerotized, and the sternite (or ventral plate) with each lateral piece separate; the second has the male tergite reduced to a slender median strip and the ventral plate has a wide anterior basal portion with two attached, posteriorly extending arms. Section 2 is subdivided into four groups, based primarily on the nature of the female genitalia. These structures of the species of Section 1 have each bursa copulatrix elongate and membranous, with at least the posterior half having parallel striations. In Section 2, the females of Group A have the round or elliptical bursa copulatrix entirely membranous; of Group B, similar to the preceding but with symmetrical ornamentation, either in the form of areas or strips of minute spines or setae, or in elongate spines surrounding or partially encircling the areas of minute spines; of Group C, the bursa copulatrix has a sclerotized, usually longitudinally striate strip extending between the ductus bursae and the origin of the ductus seminalis; and, of Group D, the bursa is an elongate structure with numerous prominent stellate spines encircling the organ. A total of 43 species are recognized in this paper. Of these, three are endemic to the Juan Fernandez Islands, while the remaining 39 are endemic to the mainland of Chile. Of the latter, the following 29 are described as new: anticura, atacamaensis, aysenae, cabrasae, caburgua, canchasae, correana, curacautinae, encoensis, grappleri, horismoides, juncalensis, malchoensis, mallecoensis, maule, nahuelbuta, nublae, osornoensis, petrohue, picada, pucatrihue, recintoensis, seatacama, taracapa, tenoensis, trancasae, transexpiata, valdivia, vallenarensis, and yelchoensis. The following new subjective synonyms are proposed: Heteropithecia Vojnits (1985), Neopithecia Vojnits (1985), and Propithecia Vojnits (1985) are placed under Eupithecia Curtis (1825); akerbergsi Vojnits (1985) under spurcata Warren (1904); praelongata Warren (1900) and davisi Vojnits (1985) under sibylla Butler (1882); and kristenseni Vojnits (1985) under rosalia Butler (1882)"--P. 271. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
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dc.publisher [New York] : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History ; v. 186, article 3 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QH1 .A4 vol.186, art.3, 1987 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Eupithecia en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Moths -- Chile en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Chile en_US
dc.title The Eupithecia (Lepidoptera, Geometridae) of Chile. Bulletin of the AMNH ; v. 186, article 3 en_US
dc.title.alternative Eupithecia of Chile en_US
dc.type text en_US


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    The Bulletin, published continuously since 1881, consists of longer monographic volumes in the field of natural sciences relating to zoology, paleontology, and geology. Current numbers are published at irregular intervals. The Bulletin was originally a place to publish short papers, while longer works appeared in the Memoirs. However, in the 1920s, the Memoirs ceased and the Bulletin series began publishing longer papers. A new series, the Novitates , published short papers describing new forms.

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