Scythropiodes

Wang, Qingyun & Li, Houhun, 2016, Review of the genus Scythropiodes Matsumura, 1931 (Lepidoptera, Lecithoceridae, Oditinae) from China, with a checklist of the world, Zootaxa 4132 (3), pp. 301-329: 306

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4132.3.1

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lsid:zoobank.org:pub:C4EC42F8-77B4-4151-AB10-3F3FB4111911

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http://treatment.plazi.org/id/783C87B3-0956-FFBF-62DF-FE1305A7F9F1

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scientific name

Scythropiodes
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Key to the species of Scythropiodes   in China  

1 Forewing ground color yellowish brown or brown.......................................................... 2

- Forewing ground color pale yellow or white or greyish white................................................ 10

2 Forewing with discal or discocellular spot................................................................. 3

- Forewing with neither discal nor discocellular spot.......................................................... 9

3 Valvae asymmetrical; juxta with two short lobes posteriorly ( Fig. 32 View FIGURES 31 – 33 )........................ S. asymmetricus   sp. nov.

- Valvae symmetrical.................................................................................. 4

4 Phallus torch-shaped ( Fig. 33 View FIGURES 31 – 33 )............................................................. S. taedus   sp. nov.

- Phallus not torch-shaped.............................................................................. 5

5 Valva with a thumbed process in dorsal surface ( Fig. 26 View FIGURES 25 – 30 )................................. S. dorsoprocessus   sp. nov.

- Valva without thumbed process in dorsal surface........................................................... 6

6 Transtilla with a pair of thin digitate lateral lobes ( Clarke 1955: Pl. 235, Fig. 3 View FIGURE 3 b)........................... S. lividula  

- Transtilla with a pair of oval or subtriangular lateral lobes.................................................... 7

7 Transtilla with oval lateral lobes; phallus with a hook-shaped process distally ( Fig. 28 View FIGURES 25 – 30 )...................... S. oncinius  

- Transtilla with subtriangular lateral lobes; phallus without process distally....................................... 8

8 Valva with a digitate apical process ( Fig. 29 View FIGURES 25 – 30 )...................................................... S. malivora  

- Valva with a thorn-shaped apical process ( Fig. 27 View FIGURES 25 – 30 )................................................. S. elasmatus  

9 Valva bifurcated from distal 1 / 4, juxta inverted triangular; transtilla without lateral lobe ( Fig. 25 View FIGURES 25 – 30 ).............. S. gnophus  

- Valva not bifurcated distally, juxta trapezoidal; transtilla with lateral lobes ( Fig. 24 View FIGURES 19 – 24 )...................... S. barbellatus  

10 Forewing ground color pale yellow; juxta with paired horn-shaped lateral lobes and a median forked process posteriorly ( Figs 16 View FIGURES 12 – 18 , 31 View FIGURES 31 – 33 ).................................................................................... S. triangulus  

- Forewing ground color white or greyish white............................................................ 11

11 Forewing without spots in cell; valva with two digitate processes and an oval process distally ( Moriuti 1977: Figs 7 View FIGURES 4 – 11 , 15 View FIGURES 12 – 18 )................................................................................................ S. venusta  

- Forewing with spots in cell........................................................................... 12

12 Phallus without cornutus; valva subquadrate ( Fig. 21 View FIGURES 19 – 24 ).............................................. S. hamatellus  

- Phallus with one to five cornuti........................................................................ 13

13 Valva without apical process.......................................................................... 14

- Valva with an apical process.......................................................................... 15

14 Phallus with two cornuti, transtilla with subrectangular lateral lobes bearing two spines ( Fig. 22 View FIGURES 19 – 24 )............. S. jiulianae  

- Phallus with four to five cornuti, transtilla with semioval lateral lobes bearing no spines ( Fig. 30 View FIGURES 25 – 30 )................ S. issikii  

15 Phallus with three cornuti............................................................................. 16

- Phallus with one cornutus............................................................................ 17

16 Valva gradually narrowed from distal 1 / 3, with a short apical spine ( Fig. 20 View FIGURES 19 – 24 ).............................. S. tribula  

- Valva suddenly produced from distal 1 / 3 to a finger-like apical process ( Fig. 19 View FIGURES 19 – 24 )...................... S. approximans  

17 Cornutus curved ( Clarke 1955: Pl. 235, Fig. 2 View FIGURE 2 b)................................................... S. leucostola  

- Cornutus straight................................................................................... 18

18 Valva with a spine-like apical process ( Fig. 23 View FIGURES 19 – 24 )........................................... S. aculeiformus   sp. nov.

- Valva with a digitate apical process ( Clarke 1955: Pl. 240, Fig. 3 View FIGURE 3 b).................................... S. velipotens