Mustilia castanea Moore, 1879

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: 100

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3989.1.1

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03BB102D-FFD5-CE72-A2B5-1ED4F587A1EA

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scientific name

Mustilia castanea Moore, 1879
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67. Mustilia castanea Moore, 1879  ( FIGURES 38View FIGURE 38 F – 38 H)

Mustilia castanea Moore, 1879  , in Hewitson & Moore, Lep. Atkinson: 82. TL: [Darjeeling, India] “Darjiling”. Holotype: male ( ZMHU) [examined].

Diagnosis. Very similar to M. undulosa  , but can be distinguished by the following characters: forewings darker; hindwing with a spot near tornus.

Specimens examined. [SICHUAN] 1 male and 1 female, road from Songpan to Jiuzhaigou, 2600 m, 33 ˚ 12 ’ N, 103 ˚ 44 ’ E, 13.VII. 2010, Floriani & Saldaitis leg. (MWM); [YUNNAN] Deqin County (Mt. Meilixueshan): 1 male, 15.VIII. 2002, Ming-Yi Tian leg. ( SCAU).

Bionomics. The larval host is unknown.

Distribution. Mainland China (Sichuan, Yunnan), Bhutan, Nepal, India.

Remarks. The species usually co-occurs with M. falcipennis  but commonly flies at higher altitudes. This species is here recorded from China for the first time.

ZMHU

Zoologisches Museum der Humboldt Universitaet

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Bombycidae

Genus

Mustilia