Mustilizans shennongi Yang & Mao, 1995

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: 78

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Mustilizans shennongi Yang & Mao, 1995


51. Mustilizans shennongi Yang & Mao, 1995  ( FIGURES 28View FIGURE 28 A, 29 D)

Mustilizans shennongi Yang & Mao, 1995  , Journal of Hubei University (Natural Science) 17 (4): 428. TL: Hubei, China. Holotype: male ( CAU) [examined].

Diagnosis. Characterized by forewing with curved inner margin, three yellow spots near the tornus, a wavy antemedial line and a submarginal line edged with yellowish white.

Specimens examined. [GUANGDONG] Ruyuan County (Nanling National NR): 2 males, 18.V. 2009, Hou- Shuai Wang leg. ( SCAU); [GUANGXI] Xing’an County (Mao’ershan National NR): 1 male, 1.VII. 2003, Guo-Hua Huang & De-Yu Xin leg. ( SCAU); 2 males, 31.V. 2008, Min Wang & Hou-Shuai Wang leg. ( SCAU).

Bionomics. The larval host is unknown.

Distribution. Mainland China (Hubei, Guangdong, Guangxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan).

Remarks. This species is allied to M. baishanzuna Yang  , which is a synonym of Mustilizans dierli  based on the original description by Yang (1995 b), but can be easily distinguished by the more shallowly bifid uncus and short and broad thumb-shaped sacculus that is folded upwards.


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