Amerila makadara sp.n.
Male. Fw length 23-27 mm; fw dark reddish brown with the central area semi-transparent, partly suffused with brown scales; fw veins finely lined with brown scales, a broader dark streak along the discal vein; hw pinkish red, weakly scaled, the central area partly transparent, darker towards the outer margin. Head, thorax, and outer sides of fore and mid tibiae and tarsi dark reddish brown, femora, inner sides and hind legs red; tegulae with a single black spot basally. Abdomen dorsally pinkish red, darker red towards the tip, ventrally pale brown with a pinkish tint, without obvious androconial organs.
Female. As male.
|view on leftside of vinculum and valva, lateral view||inner side of right valva||tegumen/uncus, dorsal view||aedeagus with vesica everted|
|Uncus small, broad triangular, and distally pointed. Valvae large, oval-shaped, and distally rounded; outer surface with long extrusible, hirsute, tube-like coremata which end distally in a brush of fine hairs; inner process short, slender and smooth, slightly curved and apically pointed, extending narrowly beyond the posterior margin of the valva. Vesica distally with two long, slightly curved, parallel cornuti of unequal size fused at their base.|
East Africa; Kenya, Tanzania.
This species is externally similar to A. fennia (which is not known to occur in eastern Africa), A. puella ssp. carneola, and A. roseomarginata. In A. makadara, the central fw area is much less transparent than in A. roseomarginata, and the ground coloration is more pinkish red than in either of the two species. With regard to male genitalia, A. makadara is similar to A. puella, which has a more roundish valva, a shorter inner sclerotized process, and longer, more curved cornuti on the vesica. In addition, the tube-like coremata in A. makadara have distally fine hairs, not broad scales. In contrast to A. fennia and A. roseomarginata, A. makadara has no androconial brushes anteriorly of the genital apparatus.
Holotype male: Kenya - Coast, Kwale district, Shimba Hills NR, 10.-16.ix.1987, M.Boppré leg. / Genital-Präparat Nr. 95-61, Chr.Häuser / Holotypus, Amerila makadara Häuser & Boppré [SMNS; abdomen dissected]. Type locality: KENYA: Coast: Kwale: Shimba Hills. Paratypes: same data as holotype: 2 males 27.-28.vi.1980, 1 female 10.viii.1983, 1 female 1984, 3 males 15.vii.-27.ix.1985, 1 male xii.1991, 3 males, 1 female 10.-16.ix.1987; 1 male: Kwale, Shimba Hills, 700 m, 8.iv.1995, H.Probst leg. [MB, BMNH, SMNS].
Additional material examined. KENYA: Aberdares, The Ark, 11.xii.1991 (1 male, MB). TANZANIA: Tanga: Amani (1 male, BMNH); Amani, Usambara, 1000 m, 27.vi.1970 (1 female, ZMUC), E.Usambara Mts., Amani, ii. 1953 (1 female, NMKE); Kilimandjaro, Marangu, 1500 m, 1958 (1 male, ZSSM), 22.ix.1968 (1 male, ZSSM), Marangu, 9.viii.1978 (1 male, ZMUC), 29.iii.1995 (1 male, MB).