2016年11月30日 星期三

台灣產茶蠶蛾屬新種朱氏茶蠶蛾之描述



文獻來源:Wu, S. & W. C. Chang. 2016. Andraca yauichui sp. n., a new species endemic to mid elevation forests of Taiwan (Bombycidae sensu lato, Lepidoptera). Zootaxa 4200 (4): 515–522.

本文對台灣茶蠶蛾之分類歷史進行回顧,並確認中海拔1800公尺以上、過去亦鑑定為台灣茶蠶蛾的族群,據外觀、生殖器與終齡幼蟲差異為一新種,將其描述為朱氏茶蠶蛾(Andraca yauichui Wu & Chang, 2016)。新種種小名獻名給故 朱耀沂老師,以感謝其對台灣昆蟲界的巨大貢獻。

Abstract

A new endemic, montane species of the genus Andraca, A. yauichui sp. nov., in Taiwan is described. It can be separated well from a lower montane, notable tea tree pest A. theae (Matsumura, 1909), based on morphological characters of adult, e.g. larger wingspan size, head vertex white rather than brown, valval apex truncate rather than bifurcate, and final instar larva, e.g. the presence of a pair of white spot on lateral part of each abdominal segment and a distinct short anal horn rather than the absence of two characters. The subgeneric placement of this new species in Andraca is also discussed.

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