Ypsolopha ulingensis Yang, 1977

Jin, Qing, Wang, Shuxia & Li, Houhun, 2013, Review of the genus Ypsolopha Latreille, 1796 from China (Lepidoptera: Ypsolophidae), Zootaxa 3705 (1), pp. 1-91: 47-48

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Ypsolopha ulingensis Yang, 1977
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Ypsolopha ulingensis Yang, 1977 

( Figs 42View FIGURES 40 – 47, 91View FIGURES 86 – 91, 142View FIGURES 141 – 146, 187View FIGURES 182 – 187)

Ypsolophus ulingensis Yang, 1977: 106  .

Ypsolopha ulingensis Yang  : Sohn et al., 2010: 35; Sohn, 2011: 226. [Type locality is mistakenly written as ‘Lingwushan’. It is Wulingshan].

Ypsolopha ulingensis Yang  : Ponomarenko & Zinchenko, 2013: 29 [quoted ‘ Figs 6, 7View FIGURES 4 – 11 ’ not from Yang 1977, may be from Sohn 2011, and the type locality is mistakenly written as ‘Lingwushan’. It is Wulingshan]. (as synonym of costibasella Caradja, 1939  ).

Type locality: China (Hebei).

Redescription: Adult ( Fig. 42View FIGURES 40 – 47): Wing expanse 17.0−18.0 mm. Head white, yellow around eyes. Antenna white, ringed with dark brown on each flagellomere. Labial palpus white, basal segment golden on dorsal surface, second golden on outer surface; tuft of second segment triangular, nearly as long as labial palpus; third segment only 1 / 3 length of second. Thorax white, tinged with yellow. Tegula golden. Forewing with CuA 1 and CuA 2 separated ( Fig. 91View FIGURES 86 – 91); costa gray on basal half, ocherous yellow on distal half; broad golden streak below basal half of costa, not well-defined; fold dark brown on basal 2 / 3, white on distal 1 / 3; white stripe extending along basal 2 / 3 below fold, then arched upward across lower angle of cell reaching below apex, above white stripe yellowish brown mixed with dark brown, below white stripe grayish yellow mixed with brown; cilia grayish brown, mixed with yellow. Hindwing gray, darkened to apex; cilia with basal half grayish brown, distal half yellowish white. Legs white, sprinkled with brown on dorsal surface, grayish brown on tarsi.

Male genitalia ( Fig. 142View FIGURES 141 – 146): Uncus being a small arch. Socius slender, pointed slightly at apex. Ventral plate of gnathos narrowly tongue-shaped. Valva ovate, ventral margin concave near base. Saccus about 2 / 3 length of socius, narrowed on basal 1 / 4, narrowly rounded at apex. Anellus about a quarter length of phallus, sparsely spinous on distal half. Phallus slender, slightly longer than valva; coecum 1 / 5 length of phallus; cornuti about 1 / 3 length of phallus, composed of two rows of microspines.

Female genitalia ( Fig. 187View FIGURES 182 – 187): Intersegmental membrane between papilla analis and 8 th abdominal segment 1 / 2 length of abdomen. Apophyses posteriores about twice length of apophyses anteriores. Lamella postvaginalis Vshaped. Antrum parallel-sided laterally. Ductus bursae about 1.25 times length of corpus bursae. Corpus bursae nearly rounded; signum about 2 / 5 length of corpus bursae, granulous around, ridged at anterior 1 / 3, narrowed posteriorly.

Type material. Holotype: ♀, China, Mt. Wuling [=Wulingshan. Sohn (2011) mistakenly wrote as ‘Lingwushan’] (40 ° 36 ′ N, 117 ° 29 ′ E), Xinglong County, Hebei Province, 1700 m, 22.viii. 1973, coll. Jikun Yang [Sohn 2011 mistakenly wrote as “HM Chen”] (examined). Allotype: ♂, same data as for holotype (not examined, possibly missing). Paratype: 1 ♀, same data as for holotype except coll. Heming Chen [Sohn 2011 mistakenly wrote as “CK Yang”] ( CAUAbout CAU) (not examined, possibly missing).

Additional material. 1 ♀, Xiaowutai (39 ° 57 ′ N, 115 °02′ E), Yu County, Hebei Province, 1200 m, 22.vii. 2000, coll. Yanli Du & Zhendong Li; 1 ♀, Mt. Wuling (40 ° 36 ′ N, 117 ° 29 ′ E), Xinglong County, Hebei Province, 1800 m, 1.viii. 2000, coll. Yanli Du & Zhendong Li; 2 ♀♀, Xiaowutai (39 ° 57 ′ N, 115 °02′ E), Yu County, Hebei Province, 1200 m, 23.viii. 2005, coll. Yunli Xiao; 1 ♀, Mt. Wuling (40 ° 36 ′ N, 117 ° 29 ′ E), Xinglong County, Hebei Province, 800 m, 21.viii. 2009, coll. Aihuan Zhang & Xueling Tian; 3 ♂♂, Shuangyuanfeng, Mt. Xinglong (40 ° 36 ′ N, 117 ° 29 ′ E), Hebei Province, 800 m, 29−30.vii. 2011, coll. Houhun Li & Yanpeng Cai; 1 ♂, Mt. Li, Jincheng (35 ° 30 ′ N, 112 ° 51 ′ E), Shanxi Province, 1520 m, 16.viii. 2006, coll. Xu Zhang & Haiyan Bai; 2 ♂♂, 3 ♀♀, Jiuzhaigou (33 ° 17 ′ N, 103 ° 54 ′ E), Sichuan Province, 2250−2700 m, 13−19.viii. 2002, coll. Shulian Hao; 1 ♂, Xunhua County (35 ° 50 ′ N, 102 ° 28 ′ E), Qinghai Province, 2514 m, 15.vii. 1995, coll. Houhun Li & Shuxia Wang.

Distribution. China (Hebei, Shanxi, Sichuan, Qinghai).

Diagnosis. This species is characterized by the forewing having a golden streak below basal half of the costa ( Fig. 42View FIGURES 40 – 47). Ypsolopha ulingensis  is similar to Y. triangula  sp. nov. in facies, but differs in the forewing having a curved white stripe extending along basal 2 / 3 below the fold and reaching below the apex ( Fig. 42View FIGURES 40 – 47), which extends to basal 2 / 3 length of the fold in the latter species ( Fig. 47View FIGURES 40 – 47). It is also similar to Y. capitalba  sp. nov. in the male genitalia, but can be separated by the ovate valva and the saccus narrowed on the basal 1 / 4 ( Fig. 142View FIGURES 141 – 146); in Y. capitalba  sp. nov., the valva is elongate ovate and the saccus is parallel-sided ( Fig. 144View FIGURES 141 – 146).

Ypsolopha ulingensis  is more similar to Y. costibasella ( Caradja, 1939)  in the male genitalia, but differs in the narrower streak along the costa that is longer than half length of the forewing, and the white stripe that extends along basal 2 / 3 below the fold, then archs upward across the lower angle of the cell, and finally reaches below the apex; and the relatively wider valva and shorter coecum in the male genitalia.

Remarks. Ponomarenko & Zinchenko (2013) synonymized this species with Ypsolopha costibasella ( Caradja, 1939)  . We treat it as a valid species after having examined the holotype. The adult is redescribed and the female genitalia are described for the first time.

CAU

China Agricultural University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Plutellidae

Genus

Ypsolopha

Loc

Ypsolopha ulingensis Yang, 1977

Jin, Qing, Wang, Shuxia & Li, Houhun 2013

2013
Loc

Ypsolopha ulingensis

Sohn 2010: 35

2010
Loc

Ypsolophus ulingensis

Yang 1977: 106