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Chrysothyridia invertalis Munroe, [1967]; PED 15

  • Taxonomy

    The male holotype of Gonocausta invertalis Snellen 1876 [1877b]: 78, pl. 6 fig. 4 from the Philippines? is lost. The sp. was re-described by Munroe 1967: 1047, using Philippine material.

    It is the TS of Chrysothyridia Munroe, 1967.

  • Description

    Wing length: 13mm. Often smaller and differs slightly in fasciation from C. triangulifera Munroe, 1967. It has two large fenestrae on FW and a scatter of smaller ones on the HW. It is distinguishable by the pale preapical patch being nearly rectangular not roughly triangular (Munroe, 1967) but said to be best distinguished by genitalia (RTS, 1994: 184-185). Occasionally there is a violet sheen near the wing margins. The underside is cream shading to brown to the margins. Male antennae have a group of curled scales close to the base. Females have larger fenestrae on HW and a pale upperside to abdomen. Females have larger fenestrae on HW and a pale upperside to abdomen. More morphotypes with wing patterns midway between C. invertalis and C. triangulifera have been seen. See Chrysothyridia sp. 1.

  • Distribution & Habitat

    Burma, W. Malaysia, Sumatra, Kalimantan Timur, PNG (Trobriand Is), Bismarck Arch. (Admiralty Is.), Irian Jaya (Fergusson Is.); Lowland primary forest; <600m.

    Range overlaps with C. triangulifera Munroe q.v. Confirmed distribution; Sabah, PNG, Australia (Q).

  • Life History & Pest Status

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  • Similar spp.

    Chrysothyridia triangulifera
    sp. 1

  • Unrelated Look-alikes

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  • References

    Munroe, E. (1967) A new genus and a new species of pyraustinae (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), Can. Ent. 99 (10): 1104-1110, figs 3,4,6,8.

    Snellen, P.C.T. (1876 [1877b]) Lepidoptera op Sumatra verzameld, voornamelijk in Atchin, door J.J. Korndörffer, Kapitein 1ste ld., oud-kommandant van het detachement Mariniers in Atchin, met beschrijving van eenige nieuwe soorten, Tijdschr. v. Ent., 20: 65-79, pls. 5,6.

  • Genitalia

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  • DNA Barcode

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  • 3D Imaging

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  • Spare

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(1) Taxonomy, (2) Description, (3) Distribution & Habitat, (4) Life History & Pest Status, (5) Similar spp., (6) Unrelated Look-alikes, (7) References, (8) Genitalia, (9) DNA Barcode, (10) 3D Imaging, (11) Spare