Oberthueria yandu 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: 59-60

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Oberthueria yandu Zolotuhin & Wang, X., 2013
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35. Oberthueria yandu Zolotuhin & Wang, X., 2013  ( FIGURES 21View FIGURE 21 F, 22 B)

Oberthueria yandu Zolotuhin & Wang, X., 2013  , Zootaxa, 3693 (4): 472. TL: ” China, Sichuan, Wolong Reserve, Siguliangshan, 31 ˚09’ N, 103 ˚ 20 ’ E”.

Oberthüria caeca Oberthür, 1880  ; Chu & Wang, L.Y. (1983: 408, Nr 2944) Misidentification.

Oberthüeria caeca Oberthür, 1880  ;Chu & Wang, L.Y. (1996: 48) Misidentification.

Oberthueria formosibia Matsumura, 1927  ; Zolotuhin (1996: 384) Misidentification.

Diagnosis. The species resembles O. formosibia  in general appearance and colour, but is slightly smaller, paler, with shorter marginal serrations on the wings and a bilobed hindwing tail (these two points are always separated in O. formosibia  ).

Specimens examined. [SICHUAN] Wenchuan County: 1 male, holotype deposited in MWM with the label “ China, Sichuan, Wolong Reserve, Siguliangshan, 31 ˚09’ N, 103 ˚ 20 ’ E, June 2005, Sinjaev & his team leg.; Paratypes: Dujiangyan City (Mts. Qingchenghoushan): 85 males, 1400 m, 21–25.VIII 2005, S.V.M. Murzin leg. (MWM); 2 males, 1500 m, 6–13.VIII. 2010, S. Murzin leg. (MWM); 36 males, 1500 m, 5.VI. 2004, S.V. M. Murzin leg. (MWM); Baoxing County (Donglashandaxiagu): 1 male, 25.VII. 2009, Guo-Hua Huang leg. ( HUNAU); 1 male, 18.VI. 2011, 1950 m, Min Wang leg. ( SCAU); Yingjing County (Mt. Nibashan): 1 male, 27.VII. 2009, Guo- Hua Huang leg. ( HUNAU); 2 males, 14.VII. 2009, Min Wang & Yang Long leg. ( SCAU); Jiuzhaigou County (Mt. Minshan): 1 female, 2100 m, 12–16.VII. 1994, C. Della Bruna leg. ( ZFMK); Luding County: 2 males, Moxi Town, 15.VII. 2009, Min Wang & Yang Long leg. ( SCAU); 1 male, Mts. Daxueshan, Mt. Gonggashan, 29 ˚ 41 ’N, 101 ˚ 58 ’E, 14–19.VII. 1999, Sinjaev & Plutenko leg. (MWM); 1 male, Mt. Erlangshan, 2560 m, 19–23.VII. 2004, S. Murzin leg. (MWM); 1 male, Moxi Town, 30.VII. 2003, Min Wang & Liu-Sheng Chen leg. ( SCAU); 8 males, Gonggashan, 2200 m, 29 ˚ 41 ’N, 101 ˚ 58 ’E, 25.V –08.VI. 2001, Sinjaev & local collector leg. (MWM); Dayi County: 3 males, Laolinkou, 1900 m, 28 ˚ 21 ’N, 103 ˚ 26 ’E, 26.VI – 12.VII. 2008, V. Sinjaev leg. (MWM); Wenchuan County (Wolong National NR): 4 males, Mt. Siguliangshan, 31 ˚09’N, 103 ˚ 20 ’E, May 2005, Sinjaev & his team leg. (MWM); Lixian County (near the city, 2100 m, 31 ˚ 24 ’N, 103 ˚09’E): 2 males, 30.VII 2011, Floriani & Saldaitis leg. (MWM); 15 males, 30.VII 2011, Floriani & Saldaitis leg. (A. Floriani collection, Milan, Italy); 2 males, road Yaan/ Kangding, Mt. Erlangshan, 2200 m, 02.VIII. 2011, 29° 87 ’N, 102 ° 30 ’E, Floriani & Saldaitis leg. (A. Floriani collection, Milan, Italy); 2 males, road Dawe/Lushan, Mt. Xilingxueshan, 2800 m, 21.VII. 2011, 30° 51 ’N, 102 ° 46 ’E, Floriani & Saldaitis leg. (A. Floriani collection, Milan, Italy). Other material: [ZHEJIANG] Lin’an County: 15 males and 2 females, Qingliangfeng NR, 24.VII – 1.VIII. 2011, 1000–1400 m, Xing Wang & Yuan-Yuan Liu leg. ( HUNAU); 2 males, West Tianmushan, 1600 m, 8–26.VI. 1932, H. Höne leg. ( ZFMK); [JIANGXI] Guixi County (Mt. Wuyishan): 3 males, Jiangxi-Fujian border, 50 km southeast of Yingtan city, 27 ˚ 56 ’N, 117 ˚ 25 ’E, 1600 m, April 2002, Siniaev & local collector leg. (MWM); [FUJIAN] Wuyishan City (Wuyishan National NR): 1 male, 19.V. 2011, 1100 m, Min Wang & Hou-Shuai Wang leg. ( SCAU); 9 males, Kuatun, 2300 m, 27 ˚ 40 ’N, 117 ˚ 40 ’E, 17–28.V. 1938, J. Klapperich leg. ( ZFMK); [ HENAN] Luoyang City: 2 males, Mt. Baiyunshan, 14–15.VIII. 2008, Guo-Hua Huang leg. ( HUNAU); [SICHUAN] Dechang County: 1 male, Mt. Abulandanshan, 27 ˚ 25 ’N, 102 ˚06’E, July 2005, Siniaev & his team leg. (MWM); [XIZANG ( TIBET)] Zuogong County: 2 males, Meilixueshan, Yanging env., July 1999, Wang & Li leg. ( SMFL).

Bionomics. Apparently a montane species known from altitudes of 500–2900 m, with two generations per year. Moths are on the wing from late March to early July and again from August to early October (Zolotuhin & Wang, 2013). The species was collected in deep mountain valleys in degraded secondary rather than humid primary forest.

Distribution. Mainland China (Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Fujian, Henan, Guangdong, Sichuan, Xizang (Tibet))

Remarks. The species has mostly been found in montane parts of Sichuan Province in China but is also known east to Zhejiang, Jiangxi and Fujian, and west to east Tibet.

ZFMK

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