Oberthueria lunwan Zolotuhin & Wang, X., 2013

Wang, Xing, Wang, Min, Zolotuhin, Vadim V., Hirowatari, Toshiya, Wu, Shipher & Huang, Guo-Hua, 2015, The fauna of the family Bombycidae sensu lato (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Bombycoidea) from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hainan Islands, Zootaxa 3989 (1), pp. 1-138: 61

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Oberthueria lunwan Zolotuhin & Wang, X., 2013
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37. Oberthueria lunwan Zolotuhin & Wang, X., 2013  ( FIGURES 21View FIGURE 21 H, 22 D)

Oberthueria lunwan Zolotuhin & Wang, X., 2013  , Zootaxa 3693 (4): 475. TL: “Yunlong county, Fengshuining Mts., 2460 m, 13 km north of Caojian town, 10–20.V. 1999, 25˚ 46 ’N, 99 ˚06’E”.

Diagnosis. The sister species of O. formosibia  , which it strongly resembles in general appearance. However, O. lunwan  is more yellowish with a less contrasting wing pattern and, uniquely in the genus, almost symmetrical valvae.

Specimens examined. [YUNNAN] Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture: 1 male, Holotype, Yunlong county, Fengshuining Mts., 2460 m, 13 km north of Caojian town, 10–20.V. 1999, 25˚ 46 ’N, 99 ˚06’E, Dr. R. Brechlin leg. (MWM); Paratypes: 1 male, same data as holotype (MWM); Tenchong County: 1 male, Gaoligong Mt, Tenchong, 3000 m, June 1999, Wang & Li leg. (MWM); 1 male, Lijiang/Zhongdian, 27 ˚ 29 ’ N, 99 ˚ 53 ’ E, 24–25.V. 2012, 3200 m, Floriani leg. (A. Floriani collection, Milan, Italy).

Bionomics. The larval host is unknown.

Distribution. Mainland China (Yunnan), northeastern Myanmar.

Remarks. This is a high montane species known from altitudes of 1600–3200 m, and only collected in May and June (Zolotuhin & Wang, 2013). However, it probably has a second generation in August. Moths were collected in deep mountain valleys in strongly degraded and therefore sparse secondary forest.