Amerila luteibarba (Hampson)

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Male. Fw length 19-21 mm; fw along costal and inner margin pale greyish brown, the apex darker brown, and the central area largely transparent, towards the apex sharply defined; fw veins finely lined with dark scales, particularly along the discal vein; hw greyish brown along the costal and outer margin, the apex somewhat darker, pale ochre along the inner margin, and the central area transparent. Head, thorax, and base of abdomen dorsally dark greyish brown; tegulae with a single conspicuous black spot basally, and another small, sometimes faint spot distally; coxae dark fuscous brown, outer sides of femora, tibiae, and tarsi pale brown, inner sides red. Abdomen dorsally pinkish red, slightly darker red towards the tip, ventrally pale ochre, sometimes with a faint pinkish tint; the anterior margin of the abdominal tergites III to VI with a narrow band of velvet-like, presumably androconial scales, somewhat broader on segments III and IV; laterally, the intersegmental pleural membrane between the abdominal segments IV and VI each with an extrusible, small roundish, membraneous, vesicle-like projection.
Female. As male, except for the abdominal androconial organs.
Male genitalia
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view on leftside of vinculum and valva, lateral view inner side of right valva tegumen/uncus, dorsal view aedeagus with vesica everted
Uncus small, short, narrow triangular and distally pointed. Valvae short, oval-shaped, and distally rounded; outer surface without extrusible coremata; inner sclerotized process short, slender, orientated ventrally, curved, and apically pointed, with a few spines on the outer side at the base. Vesica with two separate cornuti; distally a large, almost straight cornutus, and medially a somewhat shorter, curved cornutus.
A. luteibarba is similar to A. affinis with which it coexists in southern Zaire, Kenya, and Tanzania; for differentiating characters, see under that species.
West, Central, and East Africa; from Sierra Leone to Cameroon and Angola, Zaire, Uganda, western Kenya, and northern Tanzania
Rhodogastria luteibarba Hampson, 1901: 502. Lectotype male (here designated): S.Nigeria, Abutshi., P.H.Newman, 1900-181. / Rhodogastria luteibarba., type male. Hmpsn. / Type / Lectotype male, Rhodogastria luteibarba Hampson, des. by S.Muller, 1980 / Arctiidae male Genitalia Slide VU 12.54 / Arctiidae genitalia slide No. 3051 / Lecto-Type [BMNH; abdomen dissected]. Type locality: NIGERIA: Abutshi.
Additional material examined. SIERRA LEONE: Southern: Moyamba, 6.iii.1902 (1 male, BMNH). LIBERIA: Bong Town, 6.48N, 10.21W, 18.iv.1985 (1 male, GA); Nimba, Grassfield, vi.-vii.1967 (1 male, NMKE). Côte d'Ivoire: Mankono, Marahoue Ranch, 330-400 m, 8.22N 6.23W, 15.xi.-15.xii.1981 (4 maley, 2 females, RS), 8.xi.1982 (1 male, RS), xii.1983 (3 males, RS), 24.-28.v.1986 (10 males, 2 females, RS), (42 males, 12 females, RS), (3 males, 1 female, RS), (2 females, RS); Badenou, S Mbingue, 9.50N 5.50W, 2.xii.1983 (1 male, RS); Tai Nationalpark, 16.iv.1982 (1 male, ZSSM), 17.xii.1983 (4 males, RS), Station Mata, 5.27N 6.53W, 18.-20.xi.1981 (1 male, RS); Bingerville, xi.1913 (1 male, BMNH), (5 males, BMNH), 1.vii.-25.viii.1915 (11 male, BMNH); Deimba, 17.ii.1903 (1 male, BMNH); Asorokrou, 18.-20.ii.1903 (3 males, BMNH); Morisano, 15.ii.1903 (3 males, BMNH); Daloa, 22.vii.1983 (1 male, ITZA); Bouaflé, 11.viii.1983 (2 females, ITZA), 24.viii.1983 (1 male, ITZA), 15 km E Bouaflé, Pakodji near Degbézéré, 21.xi.1983 (1 male, ITZA), 23.i.1984 (1 male, ITZA), Bouitha near Degbézéré, 31.i.1984 (1 male, 1 , ITZA), 20 km E Bouaflé, Titekro, 18.i.1984 (1 female, ITZA); vic. Man, 9.viii.1986 (1 male, SMNS). GHANA: Brong Ahafo: Yamfo, 15.-20.x.1993 (1 male, 1 female, LK); Abetifi, 24.-31.viii.1993 (2 males, 2 females, LK); Ashanti: Kumasi-Kwadaso, 300 m, 29.i.-1.ii.1970 (6 males, 3 females, ZSSM), iv.1970 (2 males, ZSSM), vii.1970 (2 males, ZSSM), Kumasi (3 males, BMNH), Kwadoso, 29.iv.1995 (2 males, 2 females, MB), 22.-31.v.1995 (2 males, 4 females, MB), Bobiri, 27.iv.1995 (9 males, 1 female, MB), 8.v.1995 (13 males, 1 female, MB); Central: Kakum NP, 29.-30.v.1995 (43 males, MB); Anfoega, 1956 (1 male, AMES), 20.v.1958 (1 male, AMES); Ho, (2 males, AMES). BENIN: Zou, Bohicon, Lama-Forest, 19.xi.-20.xii.1991 (1 , MB). NIGERIA: Oyo: Ibadan, i.-vi.1954 (5 males, 1 female, ZMUC); Lagos (3 females, BMNH); Bendei: Wari, vi.1897 (1 male, BMNH); Federal Capital Territory: Abuja, ix.1981 (2 males, ZFMK); Cross River: Calabar, i.1975 (1 female, ZFMK). NIGERIA/CAMEROON: Owenna, 19.-20.vii.1957 (2 males, 1 female, ZMUC). CAMEROON: Nord: Adamaoua, ca. 20 km S Minim, 6.49 N, 12.50 E, 1200 m, 5.ii.-5.iii.1980 (1 male, BGSS); Bitye, Ja River, 2,000 ft. (1 male, 1 female, BMNH); NW Bafia, 5 km N Bayomen, 14.i.1978 (1 male, 2 females, DSLU); Momfe (2 males, SMFM); Est: Lomié, 4.ix.1962 (1 male, NMBZ). GABON: Gamba Terminao, 1 km van zee, iii.1967 (1 male, ITZA). ZAIRE: Kikwit, Pay, 29.i.1982 (1 male, MB); Kivu: Irangi, Enbe, xi.1966 (1 male, SMNS), 4.iv.1967 (1 male, SMNS). RWANDA: Cyangugu, Gitura, 1700 m, 8.x.1993 (1 male, SMNS). UGANDA: Entebbe, Zika Forest, vii.1961 (1 male, NMBZ); Masindi: Budongo Forest, Souso, vii.-viii.1995 (24 males, 3 females, SMNS, ZFMK); Kallinzu Forest, viii.1964 (2 females, ZSSM), 7.-10.i.1965 (1 male, 1 female, ZSSM); S.Toro, Mbarara-Ft.Portal Rd., 3,800-4,200 ft., 27.x.1911 (1 male, BMNH); Kisubi, 8.v.1964 (1 female, SMNS); Bwamba Toro (1 male, NMBZ). KENYA: Kakamega: Kakamega Forest, 22.viii.1979 (2 males, MB), 1.ix.1983 (1 male, MB), (1 male, MB). TANZANIA: West Lake: Bukoba, Minziro For., 1180 m, 16.ii.1993 (1 male, BJ); Bukoba, Kikuru F., Ruzinga, c.1200 m, 14.iii.1993 (1 male, BJ); Mwanza: Geita district, Rubondo Island, 1140 m, 26.i.1991 (1 male, BJ). ANGOLA: Cuanza Norte: 30 km N Ouiculungo, Canzele, 12.ix.1957 (2 males, ZSSM), 18.+22.x.1957 (1 male, 3 females, ZSSM).