Bivincula kalikotei 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: 45-47

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Bivincula kalikotei Dierl, 1978


26. Bivincula kalikotei Dierl, 1978  ( FIGURES 16View FIGURE 16 E, 17 B, 17 D)

Bivincula kalikotei Dierl, 1978  , Spixiana, 1 (3): 262. TL: ” Nepal, Kyumnu Khola-Tal bei Gandrung 2350 m ”. Holotype: male ( ZSM) [examined].

Diagnosis. This species is very similar to B. diaphana  , but can be distinguished by the following characters: discal cell of forewing with a black dot; uncus entire; valvae fused basally, deeply bifid to near the base with a long costal strip; harpe thumb-shaped; saccus shorter, slightly swollen apically; aedeagus apically curved.

Specimens examined. [XIZANG ( TIBET)] Nyalam: 1 female, 3000 m, 28 ˚00’N, 86 ˚00’E, 4–6.VII. 1998, O. Ammosov leg. (MWM).

Bionomics. Adults are on the wing in summer in Tibet.

Distribution. Mainland China (Xizang (Tibet)), Nepal.

Remarks. The species is here recorded from China for the first time.


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