Rhodostrophia philolaches ( Oberthür, 1891 ), Oberthur, 1891

Cui, Le, Xue, Dayong & Jiang, Nan, 2019, Description of two new species of Rhodostrophia Hübner, 1823 from China (Lepidoptera, Geometridae), Zootaxa 4563 (2), pp. 337-353: 348-349

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Rhodostrophia philolaches ( Oberthür, 1891 )
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Rhodostrophia philolaches ( Oberthür, 1891)  

Figs 11 View FIGURES 1–15 , 24 View FIGURES 16–24 , 35 View FIGURES 25–37 , 46 View FIGURES 44–47 , 56 View FIGURES 48–58

Gnophos philolaches Oberthür, 1891   , Études ent., 15: 22, pl. 3, fig. 26. Syntypes including ♁, China: Sichuan, Tachien-lu [Kangding].

Eusarca tibetaria Staudinger, 1896   , Dt. ent. Z., 8: 331. Syntypes 2 ♁, China: between Lop Nor and Kuku Nor. Treated as ssp. of philolaches   by Parsons et al. (1999). Syn. nov.

Rhodostrophia farinosa Warren, 1897   , Novit. zool., 4: 394. Syntypes 1 ♁, 1♀, Qinghai, Kuku-Nor; Sichuan, Tachien-lu [Kangding] (NHM).

Rhodostrophia philolaches: Prout, 1913   , in Seitz, Macrolepid. World, 4: 43, pl. 3: e.

Diagnosis. The external characters of the species are similar to R. stueningi   sp. nov., but the wing colour varies from yellowish grey to grey; the medial line is sometimes double lines and deep brown, sometimes only one line left, sometimes nearly absent; the postmedial line of the forewing is protruding between veins R 5 and M 1, while in R. stueningi   sp. nov., it is protruding between veins M 3 and CuA 2. The male and female genitalia are described under the diagnosis of R. reisseri   sp. nov..

Material examined. CHINA: Ningxia   (IZCAS): 3 6 1♀, Jingyuan, Hongxia linchang, 1998 m, 10.VII.2008, coll. Song Wenhui; 1 6, same locality as above, 1896 m, 1.VIII–29.VII.2013, coll. Jiang Nan   et al. Gansu ( IZCAS): 1♀, Lintan, Yangsha, Anmengou, 2600 m, 18.VII.2005, coll. Wang Hongjian   ; 1♀, Wushan, Anzigou, 30. VI.2000, coll. Wang Hongjian. Qinghai ( IZCAS): 4 6 10   ♀, Tongren, Maixiu , 2950 m, 1.VIII–30.VII.1992, coll. Xue Dayong.   Sichuan ( IZCAS): 1♀, Nanping, Jiuzhaigou, 2400 m, 7.IX.1983, coll. Chai Huaicheng   ; 1♀, Batang, 3370 m, 16.VIII.1982, coll. Wang Shuyong; 6♀, Batang, Yidun, 3350 m, 16–17.VIII.1982, coll. Wang Shuyong et al.; 1 6, Batang, 3800 m, 13. VI.1936   , coll. H. Höne (D. Stüning presented from ZFMK). Yunnan ( IZCAS): 1♀, Deqin, 3250 m, 15.VII.1982, coll. Wang Shuyong   ; 1 6 1♀, A-tun-tse, 4500 m, 14, 28.VIII.1936, coll. H. Höne (D. Stüning presented from ZFMK)   . Tibet ( IZCAS): 22 6 8   ♀, Jomda , 3400 m, 26–31.VII.1976, coll. Zhang Xuezhong   et al.; 2 6 5♀, Zhag’yab, Gyitang, Youxi, 3600 m, 20–23.VIII.1976, coll. Han Yinheng; 1 6, Markam, Rongxi, 4000 m, 24. VI.1976, coll. Zhang Xuezhong; 2♀, Markam, Tonghai, 3250 m, 8.VIII.1982, coll. Wang Shuyong.

Distribution. China (Ningxia, Gansu, Qinghai, Sichuan, Yunnan, Tibet).

Remarks. Prout (1913) considered Eusarca tibetaria   as a subspecies of philolaches   , and mentioned it is different from the nominate subspecies only by the more yellowish brown wing colour. After examination of of the material cited above, we found the wing colour is varied in the specimens from the same locality, e.g. Gansu (from yellowish brown to pale grey). In addition, there is no genital difference among them. Therefore, we consider tibetaria   as a synonym of R. philolaches   .

IZCAS

Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

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Mykotektet, National Veterinary Institute

ZFMK

Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Geometridae

Genus

Rhodostrophia

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Rhodostrophia philolaches ( Oberthür, 1891 )

Cui, Le, Xue, Dayong & Jiang, Nan 2019
2019
Loc

Rhodostrophia philolaches

: Prout 1913
1913
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Rhodostrophia farinosa

Warren 1897
1897
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Eusarca tibetaria

Staudinger 1896
1896
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Gnophos philolaches Oberthür, 1891

Oberthur 1891
1891
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philolaches

Oberthur 1891
1891