Elasmia mandela

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Metzler E, Knudson E (2011) A new species of Elasmia Möschler from New Mexico and Texas, and a new subspecies of Elasmia mandela (Druce) from Texas and Oklahoma (Lepidoptera, Notodontidae, Nystaleinae). ZooKeys 149 : 51–67, doi. Versioned wiki page: 2011-11-24, version 19284, https://species-id.net/w/index.php?title=Elasmia_mandela&oldid=19284 , contributors (alphabetical order): Pensoft Publishers.

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title = {A new species of Elasmia Möschler from New Mexico and Texas, and a new subspecies of Elasmia mandela (Druce) from Texas and Oklahoma (Lepidoptera, Notodontidae, Nystaleinae)},
year = {2011},
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pages = {51--67},
doi = {10.3897/zookeys.149.1519},
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Taxonavigation

Ordo: Lepidoptera
Familia: Notodontidae
Genus: Elasmia

Name

Elasmia mandela (Druce, 1887)Wikispecies linkPensoft Profile

Description

Overall color dark gray brown with obscure transverse forewing markings. Males and females similar in appearance. Male antenna narrowly bipectinate in basal ¾, with dense setae on ventral surface. Female antenna filiform for entire length, with sparse setae. Apex of forewing with a diagonal white mark. Reniform spot outlined with pale-orange scales, not contrasting. Forewing length in males 17.0–18.0 mm (mean = 17.2 mm, n = 5), and in females 18.0–20.0 mm (mean = 19.3 mm, n = 7). Male genitalia distinguished by uncus with abruptly widening sides, like a manta ray, and robust saccular area (Barth’s Organ). Female genitalia with membranous papilla anales that are partially hidden from view. Ductus bursae broad and short, dorso-ventrally compressed; corpus bursae round in profile, with a single shark tooth shaped signum, also with a heavily-sclerotized, perpendicular, thumb-like projection ventrally and a sclerotized finger-like pocket appressed to corpus bursae dorsally.

Remarks

Druce (1887)[1] described Elasmia mandela from Presidio, Mexico, based on a single female specimen. We examined a photograph of the type and it’s genitalia. We also examined specimens from Vera Cruz and Yucatan, Mexico (AMNH), and from Costa Rica (JBS).

Distribution and biology

Elasmia mandela occurs in Mexico and Costa Rica. Its distribution in other Central American countries is unknown. The larval hosts in Costa Rica are one species of Rhamnaceae and 22 species of Sapindaceae (Janzen and Hallwachs 2009[2]).

Taxon Treatment

  • Metzler, E; Knudson, E; 2011: A new species of Elasmia Möschler from New Mexico and Texas, and a new subspecies of Elasmia mandela (Druce) from Texas and Oklahoma (Lepidoptera, Notodontidae, Nystaleinae) ZooKeys, 149: 51-67. doi

Other References

  1. Druce H (1887) Insecta. Lepidoptera-Heterocera Volume 1 In: Godman FD, Salvin O (Eds), Biologia Centrali-Americana, London, England, 490 pp.
  2. Janzen D, Hallwachs W (2009) Area de Conservación Guanacaste (ACG), northwestern Costa Rica, caterpillars, pupae, butterflies & moths. [accessed 3 March 2011: http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu/caterpillars/database.lasso]

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