Agrisius japonicus

Volynkin, Anton V., Dubatolov, Vladimir V. & Kishida, Yasunori, 2018, On the taxonomy of the genus Agrisius Walker, 1855, with descriptions of two new species from Vietnam and Laos (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae), Zootaxa 4459 (1), pp. 128-138: 129

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4459.1.5

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:951081F8-5CEE-4E78-AFC5-0925284EF9EC

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/039787C3-FF81-C776-FF59-F8D189CFFEA7

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Agrisius japonicus
status

 

The Agrisius japonicus  species group

The species group was established and substantiated by Dubatolov & Kishida (2013). Moths are large, with brownish-grey or whitish body and wing coloration ( Figs 1–6 View Figure ). The forewing pattern consists of several rows of black dots in the basal area and the cell, the blackish suffusion on veins in the distal area of forewing, and is characterized by the absence of a spot in the distal section of the cell, which is well developed in the A. guttivitta  species-group ( Figs 11–20 View Figure ). The male genitalia of the species group ( Figs 21–25 View Figure ) have the complex uncus consisting of the basal plate with a dorsal lobe-like rounded crest, and two short distal branches, which have the apical-dorsal processes curved upwards toward the dorsal lobe-like rounded crest and armed with row of spinules on their apical margins; the membranous elliptical valves have no coremata apically; the coremata are present on the penicular lobes; the aedeagus is narrow, without cornuti or spinules in the vesica. The female genitalia ( Figs 33–35 View Figure ) are characterized by the narrow, weakly sclerotized ductus bursae with no antrum.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Erebidae

Genus

Agrisius