The fern-feeding genus cuprina sinev, 1988 (Lepidoptera, stathmopodidae), new for Taiwan, with descriptions of two new species

Zong Yu Shen, Yu Feng Hsu

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Two new species of Stathmopodidae are described from Taiwan: Cuprina atayalica Shen & Hsu, sp. nov., reared from larvae on Microsorum brachylepis, and C. insolita Hsu & Shen, sp. nov., reared from larvae on Tectaria subtriphylla and T. harlandii. Diagnostic characters for both species are provided. Larval host plants and the biology of the immature stages of both new species are documented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-126
Number of pages10
Issue number915
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jan 1



  • Ferns
  • Host plants
  • Immature biology
  • Spore-feeding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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