Momonipta TS = Momonipta albiplagaJames S. Miller and Andrew V. Z. Brower
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IntroductionA small genus of two superficially disparate species occurring on the western slopes of the Andes in Colombia and Ecuador. Immature stages are unknown.
Miller (2009) indicated the following features as diagnostic of Momonipta:
- labial palpi short, thin and porrect
- large, bulging eyes
- antennameres with two transverse setal whorls on short processes
- wings broad, males exhibiting stridulatory organs
- genitalia with structures unique to Dioptinae
Discussion of Phylogenetic RelationshipsDescribed as a genus of Geometridae by Warren, Momonipta was transferred to Dioptinae by Prout (1918).
Miller, JS. 2009. Generic revision of the Dioptinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea: Notodontidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 321, 1-971 + 48 plates.
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- First online 21 July 2010
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