Andraca nobilorum Zolotuhin, 2012

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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Andraca nobilorum Zolotuhin, 2012


44. Andraca nobilorum Zolotuhin, 2012  (FIGURES 24 E, 25 G)

Andraca nobilorum Zolotuhin, 2012  , Zootaxa 3262: 32, figs. 21, 22. TL: “Central Vietnam, Prov. Kon Tum, Distr. Kom Plong, vill. Mang Canh, 1,250 m ”. Holotype: male (MWM) [examined].

Andraca nobilorum houtuae Wang, X. & Zolotuhin, 2012  , Florida Entomologist 95 (3): 558. TL: Guangxi, China. Holotype: male ( SCAU) [examined].

Diagnosis. Can be distinguished from other Andraca  species by the light yellow forewing ground color with a large basal black spot, and the broad duck beak-shaped uncus bearing long hairs.

Specimens examined. [GUANGXI] Wuming County (Nanning City, Damingshan National NR, 1200 m): 1 male, Holotype of Andraca nobilorum houtuae  deposited in SCAU, 9.VIII. 2011, Min Wang & Hou-Shuai Wang leg.; 1 male, Paratype of Andraca nobilorum houtuae  deposited in HUNAU, 9.VIII. 2011, Min Wang & Hou-Shuai Wang leg.; Jinxiu County (Dayaoshan National NR, 100 km southeast of Liuzhou, 23 ° 45 ’N, 109 ° 45 ’E, 1200 m in altitude): 1 male, paratype, June 2005, Siniaev & his team leg. (MWM); 1 male, August 2005, Siniaev & his team leg. (MWM).

Bionomics. The host and immature stages are unknown. The adults live in mountains and fly in early summer.

Distribution. Mainland China (Guangxi), Central Vietnam.

Remarks. The Guangxi subspecies houtuae differs from the nominotypical subspecies in the absence of an indistinct darker spot at the apex of the forewing and the thinner pointed apex of the valve (Wang et al., 2012).