Oberthueria jiatongae 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: 60-61

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36. Oberthueria jiatongae Zolotuhin & Wang, X., 2013  ( FIGURES 21View FIGURE 21 G, 22 C)

Oberthueria jiatongae Zolotuhin & Wang, X., 2013  , Zootaxa 3693 (4): 474. TL: “ China, prov. Shaanxi, Taibaishan Mts (S), Tsinling Mts., Foping NT, 33 ˚ 51 ’N, 107 ˚ 57 ’E, 1500 m ”.

Diagnosis. This species is easily identified by its small size, contrasting ‘grey-scaled’ coloration, prominent wing pattern and short but distinct wing serrations.

Specimens examined. [SHAANXI] 1 male, Holotype deposited in MWM with the label “ China, prov. Shaanxi, Taibaishan Mts (S), Tsinling Mts., Foping NT, 33 ˚ 51 ’N, 107 ˚ 57 ’E, 1500 m, 20.IV – 11.V. 1999, Sinjaev & Plutenko leg.”; Paratypes: same data (except collection date) as holotype: 1 male, July 2001, local collector leg. (MWM); 6 males, May 2002 (MWM); 3 males, June 1999 (MWM); 1 male, summer 1999 (MWM); 1 male, 1– 12.VIII. 1999 (MWM); 1 male, July 2001 (MWM); 38 males and 1 female, 20.IV – 11.V 1999, Sinjaev & Plutenko leg. (MWM); Mt. Taibaishan ([Mts. Qinling] Tsinling Mts, Houzhenzi, 33 ˚ 51 ’N, 107 ˚ 49 ’E, 1500 m): 4 males, 27.V –08.VI 1999, local collector leg. (MWM); 2 males, 05– 10.V 2000, Sinjaev & Plutenko leg. (MWM); 2 males, 05– 10.V. 2000, Sinjaev & Plutenko leg. (MWM); Taibaishan National Park: 1 male, 33 ˚ 35 ’N, 107 ˚ 43 ’E, 1300– 1500 m, 20.VIII – 4.IX 1998, V. Murzin & V. Sinjaev leg. (MWM); Mt. Dabashan: 2 males, 15 km south of Shouman village, 1800 m, 32 ˚08’N, 108 ˚ 37 ’E, 25.V – 14.VI 2000, Sinjaev & Plutenko leg. (MWM). Other material: [JIANGXI] Guixi County (Yingtan City): 2 males, Mts. Wuyishan, Jiangxi/Fujian border, Xipaihejia village, 1500 m, 27 ˚ 54 ’N, 117 ˚ 20 ’E, July 2004, Sinjaev & his team leg. (MWM); [ HUBEI] Shenlongjia Forest District: 3 males, Mt. Dabashan, Songluohe, 31 ˚ 37 ’N, 110 ˚ 33 ’E, 1300–1800 m, May 2006, Siniaev & his team leg. (MWM); Nanzhang County: 2 males, Mt. Niutoushan, 1550 m, August 2000, native collector leg. (MWM); [ HUNAN] Sangzhi County (Badagongshan National NR, Mt. Tianpingshan): 1 male, 27.V. 2009, Guo-Hua Huang leg. ( HUNAU); 1 male, 10.VIII. 2009, Hou-Shuai Wang leg. ( SCAU); 4 male, 13–14.VIII. 2014, Guo-Hua Huang & Min Wang leg. ( HUNAU); [GUANGDONG] Ruyuan County (Nanling National NR): 39 males and 3 females, 4– 5.VI. 2011, 1300 m, Xing Wang & Guo-Hua Huang leg. ( HUNAU); 1 male, 22.VI. 2003, Guo-Hua Huang leg. ( SCAU); 1 male, 16–20.VIII. 2003, Guo-Hua Huang leg. ( SCAU); 1 male, 16.VII. 2003, Liu-Sheng Chen & Hong Lin leg. ( SCAU); 1 male, 25.VI. 2008, Hou-Shuai Wang leg. ( SCAU); 1 male, 2.VII. 2008, Min Wang leg. ( SCAU); 2 males, 10.VIII. 2009, Min Wang leg. ( SCAU); 4 males, 31.V. 2008, Min Wang & Hou-Shuai Wang leg. ( SCAU); 2 males, 29.VII. 2008, Yang Long leg. ( SCAU); 6 males, 8.V. 2009, Xue-Ping Li leg. ( SCAU); 7 males, 18.V. 2009, Hou-Shuai Wang & Yang Long leg. ( SCAU); [GUANGXI] Longsheng County (Huaping National NR): 1 male, 25.V. 2007, Liu-Sheng Chen & G.Y. Wu leg. ( SCAU); [HAINAN] Lingshui County (Diaoluoshan National NR): 1 male, 24.IV. 2004, Guo-Hua Huang leg. ( SCAU); [SHAANXI] Fopin County (Mts. Qinling, 33 ˚ 35 ’N, 108 ˚01’E, 1800 m): 3 males, August 2005, Siniaev & his team leg. (MWM); 1 male, IX. 2005, Siniaev & his team leg. (MWM); [SICHUAN] Wenchuan County (Wolong National NR): 2 males, 31 ˚09’N, 103 ˚ 20 ’E, May 2005, Sinjaev & his team leg. (MWM); Dujiangyan City: 2 males, Mt. Qingchenghoushan, 70 km northwest of Chengdu, 1400 m, 21–25.VIII. 2005, M. Murzin leg. (MWM); Luding County: 1 male, Mts. Daxueshan, Mt. Gonggashan, northwest of Moxi, 29 ˚ 41 ’N, 101 ˚ 58 ’E, 14–19.VII. 1999, Sinjaev & Plutenko leg. (MWM).

Bionomics. The type series came from montane forests at altitudes of 1300–2600 m, but most common between 1500–1800 m (Zolotuhin & Wang, 2013). There it appears from late April to early September, with 1–2 generation(s) per year depending on altitude. Lowland populations (in Hunan, Guangdong, Hainan) have two generations per year and moths fly from May to August (Plate 8 C).

Distribution. Mainland China (Jiangxi, Hubei, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan) and Hainan.

Remarks. The lowland populations of Guangdong Province may represent a separate subspecies but such status needs special investigation. The species is seemingly a mountain inhabitor.