Termioptycha albifurcalis ( Hampson, 1916 )

Li, Houhun, 2017, Review of the genus Termioptycha Meyrick, 1889 (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae) from China, with descriptions of four new species, Zootaxa 4329 (2), pp. 159-174: 168-169

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4329.2.3

publication LSID

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scientific name

Termioptycha albifurcalis ( Hampson, 1916 )
status

 

Termioptycha albifurcalis ( Hampson, 1916) 

( Figs 8 View Figure , 18 View Figure , 25 View Figure )

Macalla albifurcalis Hampson, 1916: 144  . TL: India (Travancore). Salma albifurcalis (Hampson)  : Solis, 1992: 287.

Termioptycha albifurcalis (Hampson)  : Heppner & Inoue, 1992: 91.

Material examined. CHINA, Hainan: 1♂, 2♀, Hongkan, Yinggeling, 540 m, 14–17.III.2016, coll. Qingyun Wang, Suran Li and Shengnan Zhao, slide Nos. RH 16075 ♂, RH16076 ♀  ; 2♀, Wuzhishan Nature Reserves , 742 m, 4–7.VII.2014, coll. Peixin Cong, Linjie Liu and Sha Hu, slide No. RH 15186 ♀  ; 1♀, Wuzhishan Nature Reserves , 738 m, 4.VII.2015, Qingyun Wang, Suran Li and Mengting Chen, slide No. RH 15352 ♀  ; 1♀, Wuzhishan Nature Reserves , 738 m, 29.VII.2016, coll. Xia Bai, Shuonan Qian and Wanding Qi  ; 1♀, Bawangling Nature Reserves , 161 m, 19.I.2016, coll. Kaijian Teng, Xia Bai and Mengting Chen  ; 2♀, Hongkan, Yinggeling, 540 m, 20– 22.I.2016, coll. Kaijian Teng, Xia Bai and Mengting Chen; Yunnan: 1♀, Lvshilin, Menglun Botanical Garden, Jinghong, 580 m, 7.VIII.2016, coll. Kaijian Teng, Geaun Lee and Tao Wang, slide No. RH 16217 ♀  .

Diagnosis. Adult ( Fig. 8 View Figure ) wingspan 27.0–29.0 mm. This species is characterized by the forewing with a rounded white patch at middle of the termen. It is similar to T. margarita  in the forewing pattern by having a white median area. Termioptycha albifurcalis  can be distinguished in the male genitalia by the gnathos without setae, and the valva with a triangular process at basal 1/3 below costa ( Fig. 18 View Figure ); and in the female genitalia by the long uniformly narrow antrum ( Fig. 25 View Figure ). In T. margarita  , the gnathos bears dense setae on lateral arms, and the valva has no triangular process at basal 1/3 below costa ( Fig. 21 View Figure ); and the antrum is broad U-shaped in posterior half and inverted triangular in anterior half ( Fig. 27 View Figure ).

Distribution. China (Hainan, Taiwan, Yunnan); India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pyralidae

Genus

Termioptycha

Loc

Termioptycha albifurcalis ( Hampson, 1916 )

Li, Houhun 2017

2017
Loc

Macalla albifurcalis

Solis 1992: 287Hampson 1916: 144

1992
Loc

Termioptycha albifurcalis

Heppner 1992: 91

1992