Mustilizans capella Zolotuhin, 2007
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: 79-83
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Mustilizans capella Zolotuhin, 2007 , Neue ent. Nachr. 60: 197. TL: “ China, Shaanxi prov., Ning Shan, 1500 m, near Ningshan town”. Holotype: male (MWM) [examined].
Diagnosis. Very similar to M. sinjaevi but can be distinguished by the following characters: wings pale grayishyellow; forewing broader with apex less produced.
Specimens examined. [SHAANXI] Ningshan County: 1 male (holotype), 1500 m, near Ningshan town, 33 ° 44 ′N, 106 ° 26 ′E, June 2001, local collector leg. (MWM); 3 males (paratypes), the same data; Dabashan Mountain: 19 males (paratypes), 15 km S Shou-Man Village, 1800 m, 32 °08′N, 108 ° 37 ′E, 25.V – 14.VI. 2000, V. Sinjaev & E. Plutenko leg. (MWM); Fopin County: 2 males, Mt. Qinling, 1800 m, 33 ˚ 35 ’N, 108 ˚01’E, August 2005, the team of Siniaev leg. (MWM); 3 males (paratypes), Taibaishan Mountain (S), 33 ° 51 ′N, 107 ° 57 ′E, 1500 m, 20.IV – 11.V. 1999, V. Sinjaev & E. Plutenko leg. (MWM);; Taibai County: 8 males (paratypes), Taibaishan Mountain (S), Houzhenzi town, 33 ° 53 ′N, 107 ° 49 ′E, 1500–2200 m, May 1999 to June 2001, local collector leg. (MWM); 1 male, Mt. Taibaishan, 1500 m, 33 ˚ 50 ’N, 107 ˚ 41 ’E, April 2005, Viktor Sinyaev & his team leg. (MWM); [SICHUAN]. Gonggashan Mountain: 1 male (paratype), 29 ° 41 ′N, 101 ° 58 ′E, 2200 m, 25.V – 8.VI. 2001, V. Sinjaev & local collector leg. (MWM).
Bionomics. The larval host is unknown.
Distribution. Mainland China (Shaanxi).
Remarks. This species is endemic to the Qinling Mountains.
Type species: Mustilia sphingiformis Moore, 1879 , Proc. Zool. Soc. London: 407, by present designation.
Diagnosis. Characterized by the following features: uncus bifid, lobes pointed and apically outcurved; a strumae present at the near the apex of valve; posterior margin of 8 th sternite with V-shaped invagination; wings strongly falcate, somewhat resembling hawkmoths.
Description. Male. Head brown ochre; basal half of antenna pectinate, distal part filiform; proboscis short.
Thorax. Dark ochre mixed with gray hairs; forewing purplish-brown except for a broad dark brown crescent,on the outer margin; long and narrow, apex strongly produced, outer margin below apex slightly concave; antemedial line arched; medial line obscure; postmedial line straight; submarginal line angled at M 2, straight either side; hindwing with postmedial and submarginal lines almost straight.
Abdomen. Dark ochre with yellow stripes.
Male genitalia. Uncus bifid, lobes pointed and apically outcurved; gnathos a pair of long, curved, posterior directed processes; valva with a warty protuberance near apex, apex blunt with long hairs; saccus broad and short; aedeagus slightly curved near apex; vesica with numerous small cornutispinules; posterior margin of 8 th sternite with V-shaped medially invagiation; 8 th tergite bell shaped.
Female. Similar to male, but larger and with filiform antennae.
Female genitalia: apophyses posteriores longer than apophyses anteriores slender, with rounded tips; antrum membranous; ductus bursae sclerotized; corpus bursae oval with signum lacking.
Etymology. From the Latin compar (= comparable) plus the genus name Mustilia , referring to the establishment of the genus based on comparing it to the genus Mustilia , in which the type species of this new genus was previously included.
Distribution. Himalayan region.
Remarks. Although the type species, Mustilia sphingiformis , was described by Moore (1879) in Mustilia , it is very different from the other Mustilia species based on the following characters: uncus much narrower with lobes outcurved apicaly; valve broad with a warty protuberance near apex; posterior margin of 8 th sternite with a narrow V-shaped notch. On the basis of these shared characters, we here establish a new genus including three species, all of which are recorded from China (Map 18).
Map 18. Distribution of Comparmustilia spp. mainly in China.
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