Alompra cerastes Tams, 1953

Wu, Shipher, Lee, Hsueh & Zolotuhin, Vadim V., 2017, Review of the Alompra ferruginea Moore, 1872 complex with description of a new species from Taiwan (Lepidoptera, Lasiocampidae), Zootaxa 4247 (2), pp. 149-156: 155

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scientific name

Alompra cerastes Tams, 1953
status

stat. nov.

Alompra cerastes Tams, 1953   stat. nov.

( Figs 7, 8 View FIGURES 1 – 13 , 24, 25 View FIGURES 14 – 25 )

Alompra ferruginea cerastes Tams, 1953   , Tijdschr. Plant., 59: 166, figs 12.

Specimens examined. Type material: Holotype, ♂, PHILIPPINES, Mindanao, Surigao, VIII, B. P. Clark as the donar, designated herein ( Fig. 7 View FIGURES 1 – 13 )( USNM). Additional material examined   : 1♂, same collecting locality, V, B. P. Clark as the donar (USNM); 2♂, Mindanao, Prov. Surigao de Sur, 12 km N Lianga, Hanayan , 350 m, 08˚42’N, 126˚05’E, 29–XI –1–XII –2005, leg. Lourens & Schintlmeister (MWM)   ; 2♂, Mindanao, Surigao de Sul, N of Lianga , 3 km W of Diatagan, 08˚44.475’N, 126˚05.632’E, 430 m, 22–23–V –2007, leg. J. H. Lourens (MWM)   ; 4♂, Mindanao, Surigao de Sul, Lianga , 8 km W of Diatagan, 08˚42’N, 126˚05’E, 200 m, 3–7–VII –2005, leg. J. H. Lourens (MWM)   ; 5♂, Mindanao, Cotabato (Prov. Samangani), Mount Busa, near Katinba , 700 m, VII –1997, leg. Bal (MWM)   ; 2♂, same collecting locality, 700 m, XII –1997, leg. Bal (MWM); 1♂, Mindanao, South Cotabato, Maitum, Motoklot , 650 m, 11–VIII –1985, leg. M. Owada ( NSMT)   ; 1♂, E. Luzon, Aurora, Sierra Madre , 15 km W of Diatagon, 16˚33.154’N, 122˚13.334’E, 560 m, 16–VI –2007, leg. J. H. Lourens (MWM)   ; 1♂, NW Luzon, Apayao Pagudpud Adams Bgy Pantiang, Managa Riv., 18˚31.278’N, 120˚54.642’E, 340 m, 21–IV –2007, leg. J. H. Lourens (MWM)   ; 1♂, E. Luzon, Aurora, Sierra Madre , 13 km W of Diatagon, 16˚32.886’N, 122˚14.134’E, 585 m, 14–15–VI –2007, leg. J. H. Lourens (MWM)   ; 3♂, E. Luzon, Isabela Sierra Madre, 550 m, Dinapique , 17 km NW Dibulo, 16˚32’N, 122˚14’E, prim. forest, 21–22–IX –2006, leg. J. H. Lourens (MWM)   ; 1♂, SE. Luzon , Southern Sierra Madre Mts, 12 km N of Mauban, primary lowland forest, 120 m, 12–VI –2004, leg. J. H. Lourens (MWM)   ; 1♂, E. Luzon, Aurora, 8 km W of Baler, Sierra Madre Mingan Mts , 16˚41.463’N, 121˚23.86’E, 471 m, 18–VI –2007, leg. J. H. Lourens (MWM)   ; 2♂, E. Luzon, Isabela Sierra Madre, 550 m, Dinapique , 17 km NW Dibulo, 16˚32’N, 122˚14’E, prim. forest, 3–IX –2006, leg. J. H. Lourens (MWM)   ; 1♂, E. Luzon, Isabela Sierra Madre, 700 m, 22 km NW Dinapique , 16˚33’N, 122˚13’E, logged prim. forest, 4–IX –2006, leg. J. H. Lourens (MWM)   ; 2♂, E. Luzon, Aurora, Sierra Madre , 13 km W Dibulo, 16˚32.886’N, 122˚14.134’E, 585 m, 24–25–IX –2008, leg. J. H. Lourens (MWM)   ; 1♂, E. Luzon, Aurora, Sierra Madre , 15 km W Dibulo, 16˚33.176’N, 122˚13.386’E, 650 m, 26–27–IX –2008, leg. J. H. Lourens (MWM).  

Taxonomic notes. Tams (1953) examined and designated a single male as the holotype brought from USNM by William Schaus. Due to the communication with Dr. Scott Miller in USNM, he can find two specimens corresponding the original description. Both specimens are taken from the type locality of the cerastes   and one of them has identical collecting data as the holotype but without dissection ( Fig. 7 View FIGURES 1 – 13 ). Tams (1953) illustrated the shape of 8th abdominal sternite of the holotype which shall be examined in one specimen. Dr. Scott Miller ( USNM) kindly investigated both specimens and informed us that one with torn wings ( Fig. 7 View FIGURES 1 – 13 a) has the 8th sternite partially denuded of scales ( Fig. 7 View FIGURES 1 – 13 b). It seems to be at an odd angle and covered with a foreign substance. It might have been removed, and then glued back into the specimen. The 8th abdominal sternite of type specimen of A. cerastes   from Surigao, N. Mindanao (illustrated in Tams, 1953: 167, fig. 12) and that of presently examined specimens (e.g. from southwest Mindanao, fig. 8), show no remarkable difference. Thus, this specimen is designated here a holotype of the taxon and is supplied with the corresponding red label.

Zolotuhin and Pinratana (2005) first noted the Mindanao population is probably a separated species but no subsequent discussion. The present study agrees their viewpoint and gives evidence through genitalia structures. Sequence divergence for COI between continental A. ferruginea   and A. cerastes   reach ca 9.1% based on neighbour-joining in the program MEGA 6 ( Tamura et al. 2013) using the K2P model by the junior author, therefore undoubtedly proves they are distinct species.

Diagnosis. See the diagnosis part of A. ferruginea   for details.

Distribution. The Philippines (Luzon and Mindanao).

Bionomics. The species is distributed in low elevation broad-leave forest. The adults occasionally occur from April to December.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

NSMT

National Science Museum (Natural History)

COI

University of Coimbra Botany Department

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Lasiocampidae

Genus

Alompra

Loc

Alompra cerastes Tams, 1953

Wu, Shipher, Lee, Hsueh & Zolotuhin, Vadim V. 2017
2017
Loc

Alompra ferruginea cerastes

Tams 1953
1953