Andraca melli 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: 68

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

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scientific name

Andraca melli Zolotuhin & Witt, 2009
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43. Andraca melli Zolotuhin & Witt, 2009  (FIGURES 24 D, 25 F)

Andraca melli Zolotuhin & Witt, 2009  , Entomofauna Suppl. 16: 262, pl. 2, fig. 14; color pl. 24, figs. 11, 12. TL: “ China, Prov. Guangdong, Mahn-tsi-shan”. Holotype: male ( ZMHU) [examined].

Andraca bipunctata Walker, 1865  ; Chu & Wang, 1993: 241, fig. 25, pl. 2, fig. 25; Chu & Wang, 1996: 55, fig. 39, pl. 3, fig. 7.

Diagnosis. This species is a small species characterized by a brownish-green coloration, the bluntly pointed forewing, and a bluntly triangular uncus bearing long hairs.

Specimens examined. [JIANGXI] Yingtan City: 1 female, paratype, Mts. Wuyishan, Jiangxi-Fujian border, 50 km southeast of Yingtan, 1600 m, 27 ˚ 55 ’N, 117 ˚ 25 ’E, May 2002, Siniaev & local collector leg. (MWM); [GUANGDONG] Ruyuan County (Nanling National NR): 2 males, 23.VI. 2007, larvae collected in the field and reared to adults by Liu-Sheng Chen ( SCAU); 2 males and 1 female, paratypes, R. Mell leg. (MWM); 1 male, paratype, 40 km west of Guangzhou, 80 m, 23–24.III. 1999, G. Müller leg. (MWM); [HAINAN] Wuzhishan City (Mts. Heling, 1000–1800 m): 1 female, paratype, late February to early May 2000, J.L. Li leg. (MWM); 1 male, late February to early May 2000, J.L. Li leg. (MWM); [SICHUAN] Luding County: 1 female, Mts. Gongga-Shan, 2300 m, 29 ˚ 41 ’N, 101 ˚ 58 ’E, 15.IX –04.X. 2005, Siniaev & his team leg. (MWM); Dujiangyan City: 1 male, Mts. Qingcheng, 70 km west of Chengdu, 1360 m, 26–30.VIII. 2004, S. Murzin leg. (MWM).

Bionomics. Larvae feed on Fraxinus pennsylvanica Marshall, 1785  ( Oleaceae  ), Camellia sinensis  (L.) O. Ktze., 1887 and Camellia oleifera Abel., 1818  (both Theaceae  ), Ternstroemia japonica Thunb., 1794  and Pentaphylax euryoides Gardner & Champion, 1849  (both Pentaphylacaceae  ).

Distribution. Mainland China (Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Guangdong, Guangxi, Sichuan) and Hainan, northern Vietnam, northern Thailand, Myanmar.

Remarks. This species is restricted to the Indo-Burmese region.

ZMHU

Zoologisches Museum der Humboldt Universitaet

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Bombycidae

Genus

Andraca