Two new species of clearwing moths (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) from Taiwan

Jia Yuan Liang, Yu Feng Hsu

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Abstract

Two new species of Sesiidae (clearwing moth) are described from Taiwan: Ceratocorema woodstocki Liang &Hsu sp. nov., and Melittia tao Liang &Hsu sp. nov. Diagnostic characters for the two species are presented using wing morphology, wing pattern, presence of androconial patches on the hindwing, and genitalia. The adults and their genitalia are documented, and distribution data are provided. New records of relationships between host plants and the immatures are also provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-422
Number of pages8
JournalZootaxa
Volume4299
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jul 28

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Keywords

  • Ceratocorema
  • Host plants
  • Melittia
  • New species
  • Sesiidae
  • Taiwan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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