Andraca apodecta Swinhoe, 1907

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: 66

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Andraca apodecta Swinhoe, 1907
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40. Andraca apodecta Swinhoe, 1907  (FIGURES 24 A – 24 B, 25 C)

Andraca apodecta Swinhoe, 1907  , Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. 19 (7): 49. TL: “Padang, W. Sumatra”. Lectotype: male ( BMNH) [examined]

Andraca apodecta Swinhoe  : Holloway, 1976, Malayan Nature Socity: 85; Zolotuhin & Witt, 2009, Entomofauna (Suppl. 16): 261.

Diagnosis. The species is characterized by yellowish-brown wings with pale red ochre and a darker obscure lines and fasciae, and the valva strongly constricted in the apical half.

Specimens examined. [JIANGXI] Qianshan County: 1 female, Jiangxi/Fujian border, Mt. Wuyishan, Zixi town, 1430 m, August 2000, native collector leg. (MWM); [GUANGXI] Longlin County: 2 males and 1 female, Mt. Jinzhongshan, 31.VII. 2007, Liu-Sheng Chen leg. ( SCAU); [SHAANXI] Shangnan County: 1 male, Yuhuangding, 1500 m, August 2000, native collector leg. (MWM); [YUNNAN] Yao’an County: 1 male, Mt. Sanfengshan, 2200 m, July 2000, native collector leg. (MWM).

Bionomics. Camellia  spp. and Camellia sinensis  (L.) O. Ktze., 1887 = Thea sinensis Linn., 1753  have been listed as larval host plants (Roepke, 1924; Owada et al., 2002).

Distribution. Mainland China (Jiangxi-Fujian border, Guangxi, Shaanxi, Yunnan), Philippines, Indonesia (Borneo, Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi), Vietnam, Laos, Thailand.

Remarks. The species has only a single generation per year in many areas, but can be found throughout the year on the tropical islands.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Bombycidae

Genus

Andraca