Sesquiluna forbesi Zolotuhin & Witt, 2009

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: 114

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Sesquiluna forbesi Zolotuhin & Witt, 2009


76. Sesquiluna forbesi Zolotuhin & Witt, 2009  ( FIGURES 45View FIGURE 45 A – 45 C) newly recorded from China

Sesquiluna forbesi Zolotuhin & Witt, 2009  , Entomofauna Suppl. 16: 266. TL: “N. Vietnam, 1600 m, Mt. Fan-si-pan (Nord), Cha-pa, Primärwald”. Holotype: male (MWM) [examined].

Diagnosis. This species is very similar to the type species, S. albilunata (Hampson, 1910)  , but can be distinguished from it by the following characters: saccular lobes of valva smooth and hatchet apically; costa membranous; uncus distinctly bilobed with sickle-shaped lobes; valvae distinctly divided into two zones.

Specimens examined. [GUANGXI] Liuzhou City: 1 male, 11 km southeast of Mengshan, 24 ˚05’N, 110 ˚ 33 ’E, 500 m, 12–16.I. 2008, V. Siniaev leg. (MWM); [SICHUAN] Leshan City: 1 male, Mt. Emeishan, local collector leg. (MWM); [YUNNAN] Dali City: 1 female, 2000 m, 3–8.VIII. 1984, Görgner leg. ( SMFL).

Bionomics. The larval host is unknown. Adults appear from late spring to early winter (Plate 11 E)

Distribution. Mainland China (Guangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan), Vietnam, Thailand.

Remarks. Here recorded from China for the first time.