Pelagodes proquadraria ( Inoue, 1976 )

Han, Hongxiang & Xue, Dayong, 2011, Thalassodes and related taxa of emerald moths in China (Geometridae, Geometrinae), Zootaxa 3019, pp. 26-50: 35

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Pelagodes proquadraria ( Inoue, 1976 )
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Pelagodes proquadraria ( Inoue, 1976) 

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Thalassodes proquadraria Inoue, 1976  , Tinea  , 10 (2): 9, figs 7–9. Holotype 3, Japan: Okinawa, Yona. ( BMNH) Pelagodes proquadraria: Holloway, 1996  , Malay. Nat  . J., 49 (3–4): 261.

Material examined. Holotype ( BMNH), 3, JAPAN: Yona Okinawa I., Ryukyus, Japan, 29.VI. 1971, S. Azuma, Inoue Coll. B.M. 1992 - 71 (type status verified by K. Buckmaster in 1992, type photographed in colour); paratype ( BMNH), Shuri, Okinawa, 4.XI. 1965, S. Azuma, No. 1266, Brit. Mus  . 1976 - 608, 13. CHINA: Taiwan ( BMNH): Kanschirei, Formosa, VII. 1909, A.E. Wileman, Rothschild Bequest, B.M. 1939 - 1, 1 Ƥ (Slide No. 4096); Koannania, Formosa, IX. 1906, A. E. Wileman, Rothschild Bequest, B.M. 1939 - 1, 1 Ƥ.

Diagnosis. P. proquadraria  is very similar to P. antiquadraria  , except for the green frons, which is brown in P. antiquadraria  . Moths of P. proquadraria  are smaller than that of P. antiquadraria  , with a forewing length 14–17 mm compared to 15–19 mm in both sexes. These two species can be distinguished on genitalia. The costal extension in P. proquadraria  is straight and tapering and is not as curved as in P. antiquadraria  . It is located much more distally than that of P. antiquadraria  . The lateral processes in the male eighth sternite are much shorter than in P. antiquadraria  , and are forked or divided into three thorns at the tip. However in P. antiquadraria  , there are several teeth on the inner surface. The lamella antevaginalis in the female genitalia is smaller with two sclerites in P. proquadraria  , but band-like and with two lateral processes in P. antiquadraria  .

Distribution. China ( Taiwan), Japan, India.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Geometridae

Genus

Pelagodes

Loc

Pelagodes proquadraria ( Inoue, 1976 )

Han, Hongxiang & Xue, Dayong 2011

2011
Loc

Pelagodes proquadraria:

Holloway 1996

1996
Loc

Thalassodes proquadraria

Inoue 1976

1976