Glaucorhoe unduliferaria unduliferaria ( Motschulsky, 1861 ), Motschulsky, 1861

Wu, Chunguang, Han, Hongxiang & Xue, Dayong, 2008, A study on the genus Glaucorhoe, with descriptions of two new species from China (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Larentiinae), Zootaxa 1858, pp. 53-63: 56-57

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Glaucorhoe unduliferaria unduliferaria ( Motschulsky, 1861 )


Glaucorhoe unduliferaria unduliferaria ( Motschulsky, 1861)  

Figs. 2–3 View FIGURES 2 – 9 .

Redescription. Body: Head, dorsum of thorax and abdomen white to yellowish-white. Frons white. Labial palpus yellowish-white, in male slightly darker than female.

Wings: Length of forewing: ɗ 13–14 mm, Ψ 14–15 mm. Wings yellowish-grey, tinged with yellowish brown; transverse lines white. Forewing: subbasal, antemedial and medial lines shallowly arced, slightly wavy; middle area with two white lines, the proximal one broad, usually indistinct, the distal one wavy, narrow and weak; postmedial line distinct, serrate, with a large pointed angle between M 3 and CuA 1; submarginal line dentate, slightly gloomy; terminal line dark grayish brown, interupted at ends of veins. Hindwing: lines (from the proximal line of the middle area to submarginal line) continuous with that of forewing. Fringes concolorous with wings. Underside: dull brown; lines same as that of upperside, but dull and indistinct, especially on the proximal half of forewing; forewing with a very weak dark brown discal spot.

Male genitalia ( Figs. 10, 11 View FIGURES 10 – 15 , 16, 17 View FIGURES 16 – 21 , 22). General characters as in redescription of the genus. The costal lobe slightly longer than sacculus; the width and the shape of costal lobe of valva somewhat various in different specimens, in some materials, the end of the costal lobe cone-shaped and distinctly narrower than the middle width ( Fig. 10 View FIGURES 10 – 15 ). Long setae at the end of costal lobe curved and pointed inwards. Length of saccus about 1 / 4 of uncus.

Female genitalia ( Fig. 26 View FIGURES 26 – 29 ). As in redescription of the genus.

Material examined. IZCAS: Heilongjiang: Yabuluoni, 1940. VII. 29–30, 2Ψ; Heilongjiang: Dailing, 390 m, 1962. VII. 28, 1 Ψ; Heilongjiang: Wuchangxian Victory Forest Farm, 1970. VII. 8, 1Ψ; Jilin: Manjiang, 1955. VII. 20, 12 ɗ 2 Ψ; Jilin: Changbaishan, 1974. VIII. 21, coll. Yang Zhiming, 1 Ψ; Jilin: Linjiang Daxi Forest Form, 1983. VIII. 25, coll. Wu Zhengliang & Hua Baozhen, 1 ɗ (ex. coll. NWAFU). NWAFU: Jilin: Naozhi Yonghu, 1983. VII. 23, coll. Wu Zhengliang & Hua Baozhen, 2 Ψ. ZSM: Pogranichnaia, Mandchourie, 1913, 1 ɗ; Russia, Vladivostok, 1921. VIII. 9, leg. Berg, 1 Ψ; Vladivostok, Sibérie Or., 1925. VIII. 4, 1ɗ; ibidem, 1925. VIII. 6-8, 5ɗ; Russia-SE, vladivostoc env., 1989. VII. 18, leg. A. Berg, 1 ɗ; Russia S. R., Vladivostok dist. 20, Nachodka, 1994.VII, leg. Küzneoov, 5 ɗ 6 Ψ; Japan, Yatsugatake, Nagano Pief., 1946.VII, 3 ɗ 2 Ψ. ZFMK: Gaolintse (Manchuria), 1949. VII. 18, leg. V. A li n, 1 ɗ; Mandschuria Maoerschan (= Mauschan), VII, 1 Ψ; Utikongo (500 m) im Kon-gosan (Mittel-Korea), 1940. VII. 25, H. Höne, 1 Ψ. MNHU: Amur, 1 ɗ 1 Ψ; Amur centr. (Radde), 1903, M. Horb, 2 ɗ; Wladiwostok, S. Ussurigebiet, 1921. VII. 25, N. Kardakoff, 3 ɗ; Narva, S. Ussurigebiet, 1921. VII. 29, N. Kardakoff, 1 ɗ; Japonia (Nikko), W. Blthgen, 1; Japan, coll. H. Pryer, 1 ɗ 1 Ψ.

Distribution. China (Heilongjiang, Jilin, Inner Mongolia), Russia (Amur district, Far East district, Ussuri district), Japan, Korea.


Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences


Bavarian State Collection of Zoology


Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig