Prismosticta microprisma 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: 111

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Prismosticta microprisma Zolotuhin & Witt, 2009


75. Prismosticta microprisma Zolotuhin & Witt, 2009  ( FIGURES 44View FIGURE 44 A, 44 F)

Prismosticta microprisma Zolotuhin & Witt, 2009  , Entomofauna, 16: 251. TL: “N. Vietnam, 200 m, Ben En Nat. Park, 40 km SW Than Hoa”. Holotype: male (MWM) [examined].

Diagnosis. This species can be distinguished from the other Prismosticta  species by the following characters: forewing with antemedial and medial lines obscure, postmedial and submarginal lines arched; discal cell with a rectangular black spot, inside of costa red; uncus bifid, each lobe shallowly bifid forming four small teeth.

Specimens examined. [FUJIAN] Wuyishan County (Wuyishan National NR): 1 male, 600 m, 18.VIII. 1991, Martini leg. (MWM); [GUANGDONG] Ruyuan County (Nanling National NR): 1 male, 7.V. 2009, Min Wang leg. ( SCAU); [GUANGXI] Fangchenggang City (Shiwandashan National NR): 2 males, Mt. Pinglongshan, Milv Village, 6.IV. 2002, Guo-Hua Huang & Min Wang leg. ( SCAU).

Bionomics. Symplocos chinensis (Lour.) Druce, 1917  ( Symplocaceae  ) is the recorded larval host in China by Chu & Wang L.Y. (1993), who reported the species Prismosticta microprisma  as a misidentification of the species P. t i re t t a Swinhoe, 1903 in their paper. Zolotuhin & Tran (2011) recorded the Eurya  sp. ( Theaceae  ) as its host in Vietnam.

Distribution. Mainland China (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi), Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia.

Remarks. Specimens from various localities in China show little variation.