Psoricoptera latignathosa Park & Karsholt, 1999

Zheng, Meiling & Li, Houhun, 2021, Taxonomic revision of the genus Psoricoptera Stainton, 1854 (Lepidoptera Gelechiidae: Gelechiinae) from China, with descriptions of three new species, Zootaxa 4975 (2), pp. 253-272 : 263-265

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4975.2.2

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4925160

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Psoricoptera latignathosa Park & Karsholt, 1999
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Psoricoptera latignathosa Park & Karsholt, 1999  

( Figs 2–3 View FIGURES 2–4 , 5–7 View FIGURE 5 View FIGURES 6–13 , 18 View FIGURES 17–22 , 35– 35g View FIGURE 35 , 40–43 View FIGURES 40–43 )

Chelaria gibbosella (Zeller)   : Liu & Bai, 1979: 277. Misidentification (part).

Psoricoptera latignathosa Park & Karsholt, 1999: 45   ; Park, 2004: 36; Park & Ponomarenko, 2007: 60; Park, 2012: 75. TL: Korea. TD: CIS.

Material examined. CHINA: Beijing: 1 ♀, Mid-Hill Pavilion (39.99°N, 116.21°E), 200 m, 23.vi.2000, coll. Zhendong Li, genitalia slide No. ZML 19308 View Materials GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, Dakezhuang Village (40.52°N, 115.84°E), Mt. Song , 1.viii.2010, coll. Aihuan Zhang and Xiaoyu Shi GoogleMaps   ; 10 ♂♂, Dakezhuang Village (40.52°N, 115.84°E), Mt. Song , 1,19,23. viii.2010, coll. Aihuan Zhang and Zheng Li, genitalia slide Nos. ZML View Materials 19335, ZML 19336 View Materials GoogleMaps   ; 5 ♂♂, Dakezhuang Village (40.52°N, 115.84°E), Mt. Song , 19.viii.2010, coll. Aihuan Zhang and Jingxue Cai, genitalia slide Nos. ZML 19344 View Materials GoogleMaps   W, ZML 19346 View Materials   W. Tianjin: 2 ♂♂, Mt. Baxian (40.16°N, 117.56°E), Ji County, 500 m, 7–9.ix.2001, coll. Houhun Li, genitalia slide Nos. LZD01283, SYW05189 GoogleMaps   ; 12 ♂♂, 4 ♀♀, Mt. Baxian (40.16°N, 117.56°E), 500 m, 8–11.ix.2005, Coll. Houhun Li et al., genitalia slide Nos. SYW05455 View Materials GoogleMaps   ♂, ZML 19309 View Materials   ♂, ZML 19340 View Materials   W, ZML 19343 View Materials   W; 1 ♀, Mt. Baxian , Ji County, 110 m, 22.ix.2006, coll. Houhun Li et al   .; 1 ♀, Mt. Baxian , Ji County, 600 m, 23.ix.2006, coll. Houhun Li et al   .; 1 ♂, 5 ♀♀, Heishui River (40.18°N, 117.56°E), Mt. Baxian , 550 m, 6,24,31.viii, 16.ix.2009, coll. Zhipin Liang, genitalia slide No. ZML 19338 View Materials GoogleMaps   ♀; 1 ♀, Heishui River (40.18°N, 117.56°E), Mt. Baxian , 550 m, 24.viii.2009, coll. Jiang Zhang GoogleMaps   ; 7 ♂♂, 8 ♀♀, Heishui River (40.18°N, 117.56°E), Mt. Baxian , 600 m, 16.vii, 10,27.viii, 3–25.ix.2010, coll. Yinghui Mou and Shurong Liu, genitalia slide Nos. ZML 19305 View Materials GoogleMaps   ♂, ZML 19333 View Materials   ♂, ZML 19332 View Materials   ♀, ZML 19306 View Materials   ♀. Hebei Province   : 1 ♂, Mt. Jinge (41.01°N, 115.88°E), Chicheng County, 850 m, 20.vii.2001, coll. Yanli Du and Shulian Hao, genitalia slide No. SYW05169 View Materials GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, Mt. Wuling (40.57°N, 117.5°E), Xinglong County, 800 m, 28.vii.2010, coll. Aihuan Zhang and Xiaoyu Shi, genitalia slide No. ZML 19334 View Materials GoogleMaps   . Shanxi Province: 2 ♂♂, 1 ♀, Mt. Li (35.45°N, 112.03°E), Jincheng City, 1520 m, 19.viii.2006, coll. Xu Zhang and Haiyan Bai, genitalia slide Nos. ZH 07244 GoogleMaps   ♂, ZML 19325 View Materials   ♀; 3 ♂♂, Xiachuan Village (35.45°N, 112.02°E), Mt. Li , Qinshui County, 11.viii.2012, coll. Jun Tie and Chen Li, genitalia slide No. ZML 19331 View Materials GoogleMaps   . Liaoning Province: 8 ♂♂, 1 ♀, Lvtuoshui (40.47°N, 119.56°E), Mt. Bailang, Jianchang County, 658 m, 9.viii.2016, Coll. Mujie Qi, Juan Li and Yanyan Jia, genitalia slide Nos. ZML 19310 View Materials GoogleMaps   ♂, ZML 19311 View Materials   ♂, ZML 19312 View Materials   ♀, ZML 19313 View Materials   ♂. Henan Province   : 2 ♂♂, Baotianman (33.51°N, 111.92°E), Neixiang County, 1200 m, 11.viii.2006, coll. Hui Zhen and Denghui Kuang, genitalia slide No. ZH 07417 GoogleMaps   .

Description. Adult ( Figs 2–3 View FIGURES 2–4 , 5 View FIGURE 5 , 18 View FIGURES 17–22 ) wingspan 16.0–24.0 mm.

Female genitalia ( Figs 40–43 View FIGURES 40–43 ). Apophyses posteriores about 6× length of subgenital plate. Subgenital plate moderately long, nearly triangular, extending posteriorly beyond base of apophyses anteriores, weakly emarginated distomedially. Apophyses anteriores about 5/6 length of subgenital plate, with a pair of wedge-shaped sclerites posteriorly. Ductus bursae with a weakly sclerotized plate accompanied by a triangular sclerite at distal 2/3. Corpus bursae oval; signum small, about 1/3 width of corpus bursae, rhomboidal, surface with dense denticles.

Diagnosis. This species is unique in having the uncus with middle emargination extremely shallow; the gnathos with middle process short, not reaching anterior margin of tegumen, not hook-shaped but sub-triangular or only with an extremely short hook; the sacculus rather long and narrow, about 1/4 length of valva ( Figs 6 View FIGURES 6–13 , 35– 35g View FIGURE 35 ). It can be further distinguished from its allies by the triangular subgenital plate in the female genitalia ( Figs 40–43 View FIGURES 40–43 ). In addition, this species with phallus bearing more microthorns (mostly more than thirty) than other species on average.

Variation. The shapes of uncus in different specimens can be variable within a small range, the details are illustrated in the figures 35– 35g.

Host plants. Fagaceae   : Quercus sp.   ; Juglandaceae   : Juglans mandshurica Maxim.   ; Salicaceae   : Salix sp.   ( Liu & Bai 1979).

Distribution. China (Beijing, Hebei, Henan, Heilongjiang, Liaoning, Shanxi, Tianjin), Korea ( Park & Karsholt 1999), Japan [?] ( Park 2004; Park & Ponomarenko 2007; Park 2012).

Remarks. A few of specimens with phallus with less than twenty microthorns on distal half, which is in contrast with other specimens, we refrain from considering the number of microthorns as a diagnostic character. In addition, Park & Karsholt (1999) pointed out that “the male genitalia figured by Liu & Pai (1979: Fig. 12 View FIGURES 6–13 ) under the name of gibbosella   obviously belong to latignathosa   ”, we agree with Park & Karsholt (1999), but another figure ( Fig. 13 View FIGURES 6–13 ) of male genitalia in Liu & Pai (1979) is distinctly belong to P. gibbosella, Liu & Pai (1979)   also provided an illegible figure ( Fig. 23 View FIGURES 23–30 ) which was hand-painted of the female genitalia under the name P. gibbosella   , we can’t confirm the female genitalia provided by Liu & Pai (1979) was actually belong to P. gibbosella   or P. latignathosa, Park & Karsholt (1999)   also indicated that the female of P. latignathosa   was “unknown”, here we have given detailed description and diagnosis of the female genitalia under the name P. latignathosa   .

As for the distribution of P. latignathosa, Park (2004)   , Park & Ponomarenko (2007) and Park (2012) mentioned that Japan is one of distribution localities. But the specimen mentioned in these literatures was the same one, the holotype of P. latignathosa   . At present, there is no information about Japanese specimens. Therefore, the distribution of P. latignathosa   in Japan is doubtful.

ZML

St Petersburg State University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Gelechiidae

Genus

Psoricoptera

Loc

Psoricoptera latignathosa Park & Karsholt, 1999

Zheng, Meiling & Li, Houhun 2021
2021
Loc

Psoricoptera latignathosa Park & Karsholt, 1999: 45

Park, K. T. 2012: 75
Park, K. T. & Ponomarenko, M. G. 2007: 60
Park, K. T. 2004: 36
Park, K. T. & Karsholt, O. 1999: 45
1999
Loc

Chelaria gibbosella (Zeller)

Liu, Y. Q. & Bai, J. W. 1979: 277
1979