Gnathocinara Dierl, 1978

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: 48

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Gnathocinara Dierl, 1978


XI. Gnathocinara Dierl, 1978  ( FIGURE 18View FIGURE 18)

Gnathocinara Dierl, 1978  , Spixiana 1 (3): 266. Type species: Ocinara situla  van Eecke, 1929, by original designation. First

recorded from China by Zolotuhin & Witt, 2009: 249.

Diagnosis. Characterized by the following features: wings white or pale gray; 8 th sternite with posterior margin deeply bifid, with two pairs differently-sized and shaped projections, anterior margin with two elongate, distally swollen processes; 8 th tergite goblet-shaped, anterior margin with two acute bars extending outwards; uncus long, finger-shaped; gnathos reduced; valvae fused basally, deeply bifid to near the base and costa long and sickleshaped; harpe thumb-shaped; saccus slender.

Distribution. Oriential Region.

Remarks. Prior to the present study, this genus consisted of only a single species and had been recorded from China by Zolotuhin & Witt (2009). Here, a second species from China is described.

Map 11. Distribution of Gnathocinara  spp. mainly in China.