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The Phyllodonta latrata (Guenée) species group in Costa Rica (Geometridae, Ennominae).

Sullivan JB - Zookeys (2014)

Bottom Line: Historically, the name Phyllodonta latrata (Guenée) has been applied to what is a complex of three undescribed species in Costa Rica.They are very similar in maculation, but can be differentiated by genitalic characters and barcodes.P. alajuela Sullivan, sp. n. occurs at lower altitudes in the northwestern part of Costa Rica whereas P. intermediata Sullivan, sp. n. and P. esperanza Sullivan, sp. n. are found at partially overlapping altitudes in the central mountain ranges.

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Affiliation: 200 Craven St., Beaufort, North Carolina 28516 USA.

ABSTRACT
Historically, the name Phyllodonta latrata (Guenée) has been applied to what is a complex of three undescribed species in Costa Rica. They are very similar in maculation, but can be differentiated by genitalic characters and barcodes. P. alajuela Sullivan, sp. n. occurs at lower altitudes in the northwestern part of Costa Rica whereas P. intermediata Sullivan, sp. n. and P. esperanza Sullivan, sp. n. are found at partially overlapping altitudes in the central mountain ranges.

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Phyllodonta latrata complex from Bahia State, Brazil (Camacan, 600 m, 2-III-1994, V. O. Becker) (USNM-50814). 19 male valve 20 aedeagus.
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Figure 9: Phyllodonta latrata complex from Bahia State, Brazil (Camacan, 600 m, 2-III-1994, V. O. Becker) (USNM-50814). 19 male valve 20 aedeagus.

Mentions: As currently applied, the Phyllodonta latrata (Gn.) complex is represented in Costa Rica by three new species that can be differentiated by barcodes and genitalic features. Phyllodonta alajuela occurs at lower altitudes whereas Phyllodonta intermediata and Phyllodonta esperanza overlap at intermediate altitudes; but are often separate at the altitude extremes of their ranges. At the conclusion of this study, two male specimens in the Phyllodonta latrata complex from the states of Bahia and Rio De Janeiro in Brazil were borrowed from the USNM and dissected. Both dissections showed characters not seen in any other members of the complex (Figs 19–20) and differed from each other as well.


The Phyllodonta latrata (Guenée) species group in Costa Rica (Geometridae, Ennominae).

Sullivan JB - Zookeys (2014)

Phyllodonta latrata complex from Bahia State, Brazil (Camacan, 600 m, 2-III-1994, V. O. Becker) (USNM-50814). 19 male valve 20 aedeagus.
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Figure 9: Phyllodonta latrata complex from Bahia State, Brazil (Camacan, 600 m, 2-III-1994, V. O. Becker) (USNM-50814). 19 male valve 20 aedeagus.
Mentions: As currently applied, the Phyllodonta latrata (Gn.) complex is represented in Costa Rica by three new species that can be differentiated by barcodes and genitalic features. Phyllodonta alajuela occurs at lower altitudes whereas Phyllodonta intermediata and Phyllodonta esperanza overlap at intermediate altitudes; but are often separate at the altitude extremes of their ranges. At the conclusion of this study, two male specimens in the Phyllodonta latrata complex from the states of Bahia and Rio De Janeiro in Brazil were borrowed from the USNM and dissected. Both dissections showed characters not seen in any other members of the complex (Figs 19–20) and differed from each other as well.

Bottom Line: Historically, the name Phyllodonta latrata (Guenée) has been applied to what is a complex of three undescribed species in Costa Rica.They are very similar in maculation, but can be differentiated by genitalic characters and barcodes.P. alajuela Sullivan, sp. n. occurs at lower altitudes in the northwestern part of Costa Rica whereas P. intermediata Sullivan, sp. n. and P. esperanza Sullivan, sp. n. are found at partially overlapping altitudes in the central mountain ranges.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: 200 Craven St., Beaufort, North Carolina 28516 USA.

ABSTRACT
Historically, the name Phyllodonta latrata (Guenée) has been applied to what is a complex of three undescribed species in Costa Rica. They are very similar in maculation, but can be differentiated by genitalic characters and barcodes. P. alajuela Sullivan, sp. n. occurs at lower altitudes in the northwestern part of Costa Rica whereas P. intermediata Sullivan, sp. n. and P. esperanza Sullivan, sp. n. are found at partially overlapping altitudes in the central mountain ranges.

No MeSH data available.