Hoplodrina kononenkoi

Wu, Shipher & Owada, Mamoru, 2018, Revision of the Hoplodrina implacata group (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Noctuinae: Caradrinini) of Taiwan, with descriptions of four new species, Zootaxa 4455 (3), pp. 571-581: 576-579

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4455.3.13

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:ED39FED3-C3B5-4103-BE97-6E3192A15399

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03F9860F-FF80-A215-CBAC-F8B3FD434868

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Hoplodrina kononenkoi
status

sp. nov.

Hoplodrina kononenkoi  sp. nov.

( Figs 10, 11 View Figure , 19 View Figure , 27 View Figure , 33 View Figure )

Hoplodrina implacata: Kononenko, 1997: 292  (part); Fu and Tzuoo, 2002: 87, pl. 25: 6, nec Wileman & West, 1929.

Type material. Holotype, ♂, TAIWAN  , Nantou Co., Tsueifeng , 2050 m, 9 – XI – 2012, leg. S. Wu & W. C. Chang, no. TFRI149846View Materials, preserved in TFRIAbout TFRI; paratypes, 8♂ 1♀, same collecting data as the holotype ( TFRIAbout TFRI); 1♂, same collecting data as the holotype, slide TFRI149862View Materials ( TFRIAbout TFRI); 1♀, same collecting data as the holotype, slide TFRI149864View Materials ( TFRIAbout TFRI)  ; TAIWAN, 1♂  , Taichung, Tashuehshan Mts., Anmashan , 2230 m, 20 – X – 1989, leg. T. Yamasaki & Y. Nishikawa ( NSMTAbout NSMT; misidentified as H. implacata  by Kononenko, 1997); 1♂  , Taichung Ci., Anmashan , 2100 m, 12–X–1996, leg. C. M. Fu ( CCMFAbout CCMF); 1♂, same collecting locality, 10–XI–1996, leg. C. M. Fu ( CCMFAbout CCMF); 2♂  , Taichung Ci., Anmashan , 2600 m, 11–XI–2006, leg. C. M. Fu ( CCMFAbout CCMF); 1♀  , Taichung Ci., Wuling , 1800 m, 1 – X – 1992, leg. Y. B. Fan ( TFRIAbout TFRI); 1♀, same collecting data, slide TFRI3167View Materials ( TFRIAbout TFRI); 2♂ 1♀, same collecting locality, 24 – X – 2014, leg. S. Wu ( TFRIAbout TFRI); 1♂  , Miaoli Co., Guanwu , 2000 m, 28 – IX – 2010, leg. S. Wu & W. C. Chang, slide TFRI00122329View Materials; 1♀, same collecting data ( TFRIAbout TFRI); 1♂  , Nantou Co., Cuifeng , 2200 m, 13–X– 2007, leg. C. M. Fu ( CCMFAbout CCMF); 1♂  , Nantou Co., Shishan , 2375 m, 28–X–2006, leg. C. M. Fu ( CCMFAbout CCMF); 1♂  , Nantou Co., Tatajia , 2610 m, 5 – X – 2011, leg. S. Wu & W. C. Chang, TFRI00132191View Materials ( TFRIAbout TFRI); 1♀  , Nantou Co., Wanghsiun , 2300 m, 18 – X – 2012, T. Y. Hsieh ( TFRIAbout TFRI); 1♂  , Kaohsiung Ci., Tianchi , 2170 m, 20, 22 – 23 – X – 2014, leg. M. Owada & C. M. Fu, slide NSMTAbout NSMT  –SW1332 (NSMT); 1♀, same collecting data, slide NSMT–SW1333 (NSMT); 1♂, Kaohsiung Ci., Tianchi , 2280 m, 1–X–2014, leg. C. M. Fu ( CCMFAbout CCMF); 3♂  , Kaohsiung Ci., Tianchi-2, 10–XI–2015, leg. L. C. Shih & C. H. Wang ( ESRI); 2♀  , Kaohsiung Ci., Tianchi Police Station , 2082 m, 10–XI–2015, leg. H. H. Lin & Y. H. Lin ( ESRI); 6♂ 4♀  , Taitung Co., Xiangyang , 2320 m, 25–X–2016, leg. M. Owada & C. M. Fu ( NSMTAbout NSMT, ESRI & NMNSAbout NMNS); 3♂ 2♀, same collecting locality, 19–X–2015, leg. M. Owada & C. M. Fu ( NSMTAbout NSMT); 5♂  , Taitung Co., Yakou , 2722 m, 20–21–X–2014, leg. M. Owada & C. M. Fu ( NSMTAbout NSMT & NMNSAbout NMNS)  ; Kaohsiung Ci., Nanhengsanshan , 2750 m, 19–X–2015, leg. M. Owada & C. M. Fu ( NSMTAbout NSMT); 4♂ 1♀  , Kaohsiung Ci., Kuaigu , 2487 m, leg. M. Owada & C. M. Fu ( NSMTAbout NSMT & NMNSAbout NMNS); 1♀, same collecting locality, 20–21–X–2014, leg. M. Owada & C. M. Fu ( NSMTAbout NSMT); 9♂ 1♀, same collecting locality, 24–X–2016, leg. M. Owada & C. M. Fu ( NSMTAbout NSMT); 1♂, same collecting locality, 25–X–2017, leg. M. Owada & C. M. Fu ( NSMTAbout NSMT); 8♂, same collecting locality, 2400 m, 24–X– 2016, leg. M. Owada & C. M. Fu ( NSMTAbout NSMT & NMNSAbout NMNS); 6♂, same collecting locality, 11–XI–2015, leg. M. Owada & C. M. Fu ( NSMTAbout NSMT); 10♂ 2♀  , Kaohsiung Ci., Tianchi , 2360 m, 24–X–2016, leg. M. Owada & C. M. Fu ( NSMTAbout NSMT & NMNSAbout NMNS); 13♂ 10♀, same collecting locality, 2280 m, 20, 22–23–X–2014, leg. M. Owada & C. M. Fu ( NSMTAbout NSMT & NMNSAbout NMNS); 2♂, same collecting locality, 20–X–2015, leg. M. Owada & C. M. Fu ( NSMTAbout NSMT); 17♂ 9♀, same collecting locality, 24–26–X–2016, leg. M. Owada & C. M. Fu ( NSMTAbout NSMT); 20♂ 9♀, same collecting locality, 24–26–X–2017, leg. M. Owada & C. M. Fu ( NSMTAbout NSMT); 10♂ 5♀, same collecting locality, 9–10–XI–2015, leg. M. Owada & C. M. Fu ( NSMTAbout NSMT)  : 1♂, same collecting locality, 21–23–XI–2017, leg. M. Owada & C. M. Fu (NSMT); 1♂, same collecting locality, 2170 m, 20–X–2015, leg. M. Owada & C. M. Fu (NSMT); 3♂, same collecting locality, 26–X–2016, leg. M. Owada & C. M. Fu (NSMT); 6♂1♀, same collecting locality, 10–11–XI–2015, leg. M. Owada & C. M. Fu (NSMT & NMNS); 1♂, Kaohsiung Ci., Zhuongzhiguan , 2000 m, 11–XI–2015, leg. M. Owada & C. M. Fu ( NSMTAbout NSMT); 2♂ 3♀, same collecting locality, 1930 m, 20–X–2015, leg. M. Owada & C. M. Fu ( NSMTAbout NSMT & NMNSAbout NMNS); 9♂ 2♀, same collecting locality, 26–X–2017, leg. M. Owada & C. M. Fu ( NSMTAbout NSMT); 4♂, same collecting locality, 1880 m, 26–X–2016, leg. M. Owada & C. M. Fu ( NSMTAbout NSMT); 4♂, same collecting locality, 11–XI–2015, leg. M. Owada & C. M. Fu ( NSMTAbout NSMT); 1♀  , Kaohsiung Ci., Meishan , 1300 m, 24–X.2016, leg. M. Owada & C. M. Fu ( NSMTAbout NSMT). 

Diagnosis. This new species shows its close affinity to H. euryptera Boursin, 1937  ( China, Japan, Korea; figs 12, 23, 30) judging on the male genitalia. Externally there is no remarkable difference between them, in genitalia, and H. kononenkoi  differs to H. euryptera  by the more curved costal margin; the wider juxta; the less curved harpe rather than strongly curved; the two similar sized cornuti rather than one large and one small; the more granular corpus bursae.

Description. Adult ( Figs 10, 11 View Figure )—Forewing length 13–16 mm in males (n= 171); 13 – 16 mm in females (n= 61). Antenna filiform in male, ciliate in female. Head and thorax covered with brown scales. Forewing ground color brown fringed with ochreous scales. Forewing antemedial line wave-like, postmedial line serrate; orbicular stigma round, reniform stigma wide bean-like, both surrounding with pale ochreous; submarginal line pale ochreous, rather straight; outer margin with small triangular dot locating at central part between each vein; marginal line pale ochreous; cilia brown. Hindwing slight paler than forewing, discal spot indistinct but traceable, marginal line pale ochreous, cilia brown. Abdomen brown.

Male genitalia ( Fig. 19 View Figure )—Uncus curved toward anterior part, apical part swollen with acute tip. Tegumen broad, peniculus well developed covered with long hair-like scales. Saccus tapered, V-shaped. Valva with costal and ventral margins slightly concave medially, respectively, subapical part of ventral margin protruded outwards; succulus elongated, harpe digitiform, slightly curved at apical part; cucullus extended, apex sharp; corona represented by 16 – 18 spines. Juxta plate-like, slightly concave at medial apical margin and extended as a small horn shape basally. Aedeagus about 4/5 length of valva. Carina with three sclerotized bands. Vesica with three diverticula, basal one membranous, other two medial ones covered with numerous spines. Tubular extension of vesica pointing posteriorly when fully swollen. Phallobase protruded anteriorly.

Female genitalia ( Fig. 27 View Figure )—Ovipositor elongated, papillae anales weak. Posterior apophyses thin, 1.5X length of anterior ones. Antrum wide, flat. Ductus bursae wide, flat, strongly sclerotized with ¼ section from posterior part bent. Bursae copulatrix sclerotized except apical part where ductus seminalis arising. Corpus bursae slightly granular with rigtht side sclerotized, without signum.

Distribution and bionomics. Endemic to Taiwan. The species is distributed in mid-elevation broad-leaved forests of Taiwan. The adults occur from September to November. Comparatively the population is larger than other Taiwanese congeneric species.

Etymology. Named after Dr. Vladimir Kononenko (Valdivostok) who first reviewed the Eastern Palearctic and Oriental taxa of the genus Hoplodrina  in 1997.

TFRI

Taiwan Fisheries Research Institute

NSMT

National Science Museum (Natural History)

CCMF

University of Portsmouth

NMNS

National Museum of Natural Science

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Noctuidae

Genus

Hoplodrina

Loc

Hoplodrina kononenkoi

Wu, Shipher & Owada, Mamoru 2018

2018
Loc

Hoplodrina implacata: Kononenko, 1997 : 292

: 292 : 87