Pterophoridae

Hao, Shulian, Kendrick, Roger C. & Li, Houhun, 2008, Microlepidoptera of Hong Kong: Checklist of Pterophoridae, with description of one new species (Insecta, Lepidoptera), Zootaxa 1821, pp. 37-48: 37-38

publication ID

10.5281/zenodo.274374

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scientific name

Pterophoridae
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Key to the species of Pterophoridae  from Hong Kong

1 Wings uncleft .................................................................................................. Ochyrotica yanoi  Arenberger

- Wings cleft................................................................................................................................................... 2

2 Third lobe of hindwing with one vein ........................................................................................................ 3

- Third lobe of hindwing with two veins...................................................................................................... 11

3 Forewing cleft near base or at middle......................................................................................................... 4

- Forewing cleft at distal part......................................................................................................................... 5

4 Valvae asymmetrical........................................................................................ Diacrotricha fasciola Zeller 

- Valvae symmetrical ........................................................................... Sphenarches anisodactylus (Walker) 

5 Forewing with distinct terminal margin and anal angle in both lobes........................................................ 6

- Forewing without terminal margin and anal angle in first lobe .......................... Exelastis pumilio (Zeller) 

6 Valva bifid or “bird-headed” in shape distally............................................................................................. 7

- Valva simple, rounded distally ......................................... Platyptilia calodactyla  (Denis & Schiffermüller)

7 Valva bifid distally...................................................................................................................................... 8

- Valva somewhat “bird-headed” in shape distally ....................................................................................... 9

8 Valva between sacculus and cucullus deeply indented........................................... Nippoptilia minor Hori 

- Valva between sacculus and cucullus not indented .............................................. Nippoptilia vitis (Sasaki) 

9 Valva with a large overriding cucullus ....................................................... Asiaephorus sythoffi (Snellen) 

- Valva without overriding cucullus............................................................................................................. 10

10 Saccus elongate, forked apically ...................................................... Lantanophaga pusillidactyla  (Walker)

- Saccus subtriangular, acute apically .............................. Stenoptilodes taprobanes (Felder & Rogenhofer) 

11 Forewing cleft at near 2 / 3, lobes relatively wide....................................................................................... 12

- Forewing cleft at middle or before, lobes slender..................................................................................... 14

12 R 4 stalked with R 3 or R 5 in forewing ............................................................ Adaina microdactyla  (Hübner)

- R 2 - R 5 free in forewing.............................................................................................................................. 13

13 Right sacculus with sclerotized finger-shaped process at apex .................. Hellinsia sichuana  Arenberger

- Right sacculus fused with valva at apex, without finger-shaped process ........ Hellinsia lienigiana  (Zeller)

14 Left sacculus with stout spiny process ....................................................... Pterophorus attenuatus  sp. nov.

- Left sacculus with relatively slender process........................................................................................... 15

15 Sacculus with nearly “S-shaped” process, anellus with arm from middle .................................................... ......................................................................................................... Pterophorus pentadactylus  (Linnaeus)

- Sacculus with semicircular process, anellus with arm from distal 2 / 3 ............ Pterophorus maolanensis Li