Gunda javanica ( Moore, 1872 )

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: 16

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Gunda javanica ( Moore, 1872 )
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5. Gunda javanica ( Moore, 1872)  ( FIGURES 4View FIGURE 4 A – 4 B, 5 A)

Norasuma javanica Moore, 1872  , Proc. zool. Soc. London 1872: 376, pl. XXXIII, fig. 6. TL: “Java”. Holotype: female ( OUMNH).

Gunda tonkinensis Lemée, 1950  , Contribution a l’etude des Lepidopteres du Haut-Tonkin (Nord- Vietnam) et de Saigon.: 36. Type locality: Sundaland. Holotype:?. Synonymized by Holloway, 1987.

Gunda javanica palawana Schultze, 1925  , Philipp. J. Sci. 28: 569. “Palawan, Ulugan Bay, on Ship’s light” Holotype:?.

Diagnosis. Characterized by the following features: forewing with an oblique black line arising from basal 1 / 4 of costa to below apex; antemedial and medial lines arched; postmedial line straight; submarginal line sinuate, curved inwards near costa; uncus deeply bifid; valva distally with two acute teeth.

Specimens examined. [GUANGXI] Fangchenggang City (Shiwandashan National NR): 1 male, 30 km southwest of Nanping town, 900 m, 21 ˚ 43 ’N, 107 ˚ 32 ’E, 1–14.IV. 2003, Siniaev & local collector leg. (MWM); [HAINAN] Baisha County (Yinggeling National NR): 1 male, 1.IX. 2005, Min Wang leg. ( SCAU); Wuzhishan City (Wuzhishan National NR, 18 ˚ 53 ’N, 109 ˚ 43 ’E, 1500 m): 1 male, 20.II – 10.IV. 2001, local collector leg. (MWM); 23 males and 1 female, 18–28.II. 2003, Siniaev & his team leg. (MWM); [YUNNAN] Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture: 1 male, Puwen, 30 km southwest of Simao county, 900 m, 10–30.IV. 2000, 22˚ 30 ’N, 100 ˚02’E, Brechlin’s local collector leg. (MWM); Yunlong County: 1 male, Mt. Wubaoshan, 3500 m, May to June 2000, local collector leg. (MWM).

Bionomics. Ficus elastica Roxb. ex Hornem., 1814  has been reported as its host plant in India. Adults have usually been captured in lowland rainforest localities.

Distribution. Mainland China (Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan) and Hainan, Philippines (Palawan), Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, Sikkim, northeastern Himalayan region.

Remarks. The species is more uniform and darker brown than G. ochracea  in the male. There is some variation in development of the paired lateral flanges of the 8 th sternite across the range of the species.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Bombycidae

Genus

Gunda

Loc

Gunda javanica ( Moore, 1872 )

Wang, Xing, Wang, Min, Zolotuhin, Vadim V., Hirowatari, Toshiya, Wu, Shipher & Huang, Guo-Hua 2015
2015
Loc

Gunda tonkinensis Lemée, 1950

Lemee 1950
1950
Loc

Gunda javanica palawana

Schultze 1925
1925
Loc

Norasuma javanica

Moore 1872
1872