A new species of Saridoscelis Meyrick, 1894 (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae) from Taiwan

Yi Yang Lu, Yu Ming Hsu, Jia Yuan Liang, Yu Feng Hsu*

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Saridoscelis Meyrick, 1894 belongs to Yponomeutidae, with 9 described species. A new species, Saridoscelis diffusolinearum Lu & Hsu, sp. nov., is described from Taiwan, with diagnostic characters provided for both sexes herein. We also proposed that S. diffusolinearum sp. nov. is close related to S. kodamai Moriuti, 1961. The new species feeds on a subalpine bush Gaultheria cumingiana Vidal (Ericaceae) further indicating that the host plant of the subfamily Saridoscelinae may restricted to Ericaceae.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-429
Number of pages5
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Dasyueshan-area
  • Ericaceae
  • Gaultheria cumingiana
  • Saridoscelis diffusolinearum
  • Yponomeutidae
  • new species

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology


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