Bombyx huttoni Westwood, 1847

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: 13-14

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Bombyx huttoni Westwood, 1847
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4. Bombyx huttoni Westwood, 1847  ( FIGURES 1View FIGURE 1 G – 1 H, 3 F – 3 G)

Bombyx huttoni Westwood, 1847  , Cab. Or. Ent.: 26. TL: [ India] “Hills of Mussooree”. Holotype: female ( OUMNH) [examined].

Bombyx bengalensis Moore, 1862  , Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 1 (4): 315. TL: ”in the neighborhood of Calcutta”. Holotype: male ( BMNH) [examined].

Bombyx sherwilli Hutton, 1864  , Trans. ent. Soc. Lond. 2 (3): 324. TL: ”in the S.E.Himalayas”.

Bombyx affinis Hutton, 1864  , Geoghegan’s “Silk in India ”, App. A. P.: 3. TL: [ India].

Diagnosis. Charactered by the following features: forewing with a distinctly dark crescent-shaped fascia and an acute apex; outer margin serrate; medial and antemedial lines arched and obscure; postmedial line oblique; tegumen narrow; valva short; ductus bursae long.

Specimens examined. 1 female, holotype of huttoni, Mussooree  ( OUMNH); 1 male, holotype of bengalensis, Calcutta  ( BMNH); [GUANGDONG] Yingde County (Shimentai National NR): 2 males, 28.VII. 2001, Guo-Hua Huang leg. ( HUNAU); 1 female, Qianjin Village, Boluo Town, 27.X. 2001, Guo-Hua Huang leg. ( HUNAU); [SICHUAN] Mianning County: 1 male, Mt. Ling Shan, 376 m, 1–3.VII. 2010, local collector leg. (MWM); [YUNNAN] Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture: 7 males, Puwen, 30 km southwest of Simao, 900 m, 10– 30.IV. 2000, 22˚ 30 ’N, 100 ˚02’E, Brechlin’s local collector leg. (MWM); Lancang County: 1 male and 1 female, 130 m southwest of Kunming, 1430 m, 25.XI – 5.XII. 1998, local collector leg. (MWM); Mouding County: 1 male, 1300 m, 16.III – 10.IV. 2000, 25˚ 19 ’N, 101 ˚ 32 ’E, local collector leg. (MWM); Simao County: 1 male, 1280 m, Mangxi Ba Mts., 18 km south of Simao city, 22 ˚ 28 ’N, 101 ˚01’E, 16.III – 10.IV. 2000, local collector leg. (MWM); Gongshan County: 1 male, Dulongjiang River, 21–24.VII. 2006, Min Wang & Xiao-Ling Fan leg. ( SCAU).

Bionomics. The larval host is Morus alba Linn., 1753  .

Distribution. Mainland China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Sichuan, Yunan); Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia.

Remarks. The sexual dimorphism in this species is more distinct than in other Bombyx  . The eggs are laid on the branches of the host plants, with the eggs separated from each other.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Bombycidae

Genus

Bombyx

Loc

Bombyx huttoni Westwood, 1847

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

Bombyx sherwilli

Hutton 1864
1864
Loc

Bombyx affinis

Hutton 1864
1864
Loc

Bombyx bengalensis

Moore 1862
1862
Loc

Bombyx huttoni

Westwood 1847
1847