A new genus and species of slug caterpillar (Lepidoptera: Limacodidae) from Taiwan

Yu Chi Lin, M. F. Braby, Yu Feng Hsu*

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1 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)

摘要

The genus Epsteinius Lin, Braby & Hsu gen. nov. is established to accommodate a new, diminutive species of limacodid moth, E. translucidus Lin, sp. nov., from central Taiwan. Although the new species is the sister taxon to Microleon Butler, 1885 according to molecular phylogenetic data, it differs fundamentally from that genus in adult morphology, wing color pattern, male and female genitalia, and larval morphology. Larvae of E. translucidus Lin, sp. nov. represent an interesting case in which crypsis is based on transparency through its body color, resting behavior, and feeding pattern.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)374-382
頁數9
期刊Zootaxa
4809
發行號2
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2020 七月 7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 生態學、進化論、行為學與系統學
  • 動物科學與動物學

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