Rondotia Moore, 1885

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: 22

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scientific name

Rondotia Moore, 1885
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IV. Rondotia Moore, 1885  ( FIGURES 7–8View FIGURE 7View FIGURE 8)

Rondotia Moore, 1885  , Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. 15 (5): 491. Type species: Rondotia menciana Moore  , by monotypy. Ectrocta Hampson, [1893]  , Fauna Br. India (Moths) 1: 33. Type species: Ectrocta diaphana Hampson, [1893]  , by original designation. Synonymized by Leech, 1898.

Diagnosis. Characterized by the following features: body slender, yellow or whitish-gray; forewing with outer margin concave below apex and a projection at the end of M 3, antemedial and submarginal lines black and distinct, medial line a short black line across apex of discal cell; hindwing with antemedial line reduced to a black spot and postmedial line arched; uncus divided into three lobes; valva elongate, apex broader with a large and a small tooth; saccus short and swollen distally. Overall, the species of the genus resemble day-flying geometrid moths.

Distribution. Mainland China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Sichuan) and Taiwan, the Oriental Region and the eastern Mainland Asia except Europe.

Remarks. This genus was established by Moore (1885) based on Rondotia menciana Moore, 1885  . It consists of three species (Hampson, 1892; Seitz, 1924; Dierl, 1978; Chu & Wang, 1996): R. lineata Leech, 1889  , R. menciana  and R. diaphana ( Hampson, 1893)  , all three of which are here recorded from China (Map 4).

Map 4. Distribution of Rondotia  spp. mainly in China.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Bombycidae

Loc

Rondotia Moore, 1885

Wang, Xing, Wang, Min, Zolotuhin, Vadim V., Hirowatari, Toshiya, Wu, Shipher & Huang, Guo-Hua 2015
2015
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Ectrocta

Hampson 1893
1893
Loc

Ectrocta diaphana

Hampson 1893
1893
Loc

Rondotia

Moore 1885
1885