Pachyodes amplificata (Walker, 1862)

HAN, HONGXIANG & XUE, DAYONG, 2008, A taxonomic review of Pachyodes Guen e, 1858, with descriptions of two new species (Lepidoptera: Geometridae, Geometrinae), Zootaxa 1759 (1), pp. 51-68: 52-54

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Pachyodes amplificata (Walker, 1862)


Pachyodes amplificata (Walker, 1862)  

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Abraxas amplificata Walker, 1862   , List Specimens lepid. Insects Colln Br. Mus. 24: 1124. Holotype ♂, China (north) (BMNH).

Hypochroma abraxas Oberthür, 1913   , Études Lépid. comp. 7: 291, pl. 173, fig. 1705. Syntype (s), [ China]: Mou-pin. Archaeopseustes amplificata: Warren, 1894   , Novit. zool. 1: 380.

Terpna amplificata: Warren, 1894   , Novit. zool. 1: 681.

Pachyodes amplificata: Prout, 1912   , in Seitz, Macrolepid. World 4: 12, pl. 1e.

Redescription. Head: Antenna bipectinate in basal two-thirds in male, longest pectination about three times diameter of antennal shaft, dorsal rami a little longer than ventral rami; filiform at tip and in female. Frons with dorsal half white, ventral half grey-black, ventral margin yellow. Labial palpus yellow, dotted with darkbrown distally, extending beyond frons in both sexes. Vertex white. Thorax: Tegula white internally, dark-grey externally. Prothorax white. Dorsum white, suffused with brown, venter yellow. Hind tibia of male dilated, with hairpencil and terminal tuft. Forewing length 25–27 mm in ♂, 27–30 mm in ♀. Wings ivory-white, suffused with various dark grey blotches and yellow. Forewing with subbasal and antemedial lines dark, immerged in grey blotches; a large grey patch on discal spot; postmedial line composed of row of blotches, continuous or interrupted between M 3 -CuA 1; terminal area with broken grey blotches, suffused with yellow, which extends to anal angle; terminal line a row of black dots; fringe grey-white alternated with black-grey. Hindwing with discal spot small; blotches composed of postmedial line, larger near costa, interrupted between Rs and M 1, M 3 and CuA 2; yellow patches occupying almost entire anal angle. Venter white, base yellow; patches similar to that of dorsum, black-brown, extending slightly; terminal area not suffused with yellow. Abdomen: Dull yellow crests on dorsum of segments 3 and 4, edged with two blackish lines. Two additional blackish lines present laterally and dorsally. Sternite 3 of male abdomen with a pair of setal patches. Male genitalia ( Figs. 18 View FIGURES 18–23 , 25 View FIGURES 24–31. 24 ) with socii fused in basal two-thirds. Gnathos with median process pointed, spinulose. Valva divided into strongly sclerotized costal lobe and sacculus. Costal lobe irregularly wrinkled, with a median spinose ridge, extending anteriorly, forming a blunt process. Sacculus broad, apex rounded, becoming narrower distally; ventral margin irregularly wrinkled near middle, posterior margin above with row of small spines. Transtilla with a pair of slightly sclerotized, large, expanded processes, not joined. Saccus slightly elongate, with rounded apex. Coremata present. Aedeagus short, broad posteriorly; more sclerotized posteriorly with large number of spinules; vesica without cornuti. Female genitalia ( Fig. 32 View FIGURES 32–36 ) with apophyses anteriores extremely short, much shorter than apophyses posteriores. Ostium located between segment 7 and 8; surrounding region sclerotized, wrinkled, lamella postvaginalis rounded. Ductus bursae very short, slightly sclerotized, without distinct antrum. Corpus bursae very large, elongate, membranous; signum absent.

Material examined. CHINA: Holotype, 55. 87, (with green type label), ♂ ( BMNH); Gansu: Kangxian Qinghelinchang , 1400 m, 9.VII.1999, coll. Yao Jian, 1♀ ( IZCAS); Anhui: Huangshan, 16.IX.1981, coll. Zhang Baolin, 1♂ ( IZCAS); Zhejiang: Tianmushan, 2.IX.1981, coll. Zhang Baolin, 1♂ ( IZCAS); Zhejiang: Hangzhou, 18–28.VII.1973, coll. Zhang Baolin, 1♂, 1♀ ( IZCAS), 23.V.1976, 1♀ ( IZCAS); Zhejiang: Xitianmushan, 350 m, 6.VI.1999, coll. Xiao Hui, 2♂ ( IZCAS); Zhejiang: Taishun Wuyanling Shuangkengkou, 680 m, 31.VII–3.VIII.2005, coll. Lang Songyun, 3♂ ( IZCAS); Hubei: Lichuan Xingdoushan, 860 m, 6.VI.1989, coll. Li Wei, 1♂ ( IZCAS); Hubei: Xingshan Longmenhe, 1300 m, 18–21.VI.1993, coll. Huang Runzhi, 1♂ ( IZCAS), 14.VI.1993, coll. Li Wenzhu, 1♂ ( IZCAS); Hubei: Zigui Jiulingtou, 110 m, 1.V.1994, coll. Li Wenzhu, 1♂ ( IZCAS); Jiangxi: Doushui, 29.VI–4.VII.1975, coll. Song Shimei, 3♂ ( IZCAS); Jiangxi: Dayu, 15– 16.VII.1975, coll. Song Shimei, 1♂, 1♀ ( IZCAS); Jiangxi: Wuning, 10.IX.1980, 1♂ ( IZCAS); Jiangxi: Maoyuan, X.1980, 1♂ ( IZCAS); Jiangxi: Lushan, 8.VII.1975, coll. Liu Youqiao, 1♀ ( IZCAS); Hunan: Hengshan, 5.V.1981, 1♂ ( IZCAS); Hunan: Sangzhi Tianpingshan, 28.VI.1981, 1♂ ( IZCAS); Hunan: Anhua, 23.VI.1981, 1♂ ( IZCAS); Hunan: Lingxian, 1♀ ( IZCAS); Hunan: Guidong, IX.1981, 1♂ ( IZCAS); Fujian: Wuyi Sangang, 20–27.V.1983, coll. Wang Linyao, 2♂ ( IZCAS); Fujian: Wuyishan, 15.IX.1982, 2♂ ( IZCAS), 15–22.IX.1982, coll. Zhang Baolin, 4♂, 1♀ ( IZCAS); Fujian: Wuyishan Huangxizhou, 500 m, 29.VII.2006, coll. Yang Chao, 2♂ ( IZCAS), coll. Xie Juan, 1♂ ( IZCAS); Fujian Wuyishan Sangang, 700 m, 25– 26.VII.2006, coll. Xie Juan, 2♂ ( IZCAS); Fujian: Guadun, 17.VI.1981, coll. Jiang Fan, 1♂ ( IZCAS), coll. Zhang Liqing, 1♂ ( IZCAS); Fujian: Yiliping, 11.VIII.1980, 1♂ ( IZCAS); Fujian: Chongan Xingcun Sangang, 740 m, 24–25.V.1960, coll. Zhang Yiran, 1♂, 1♀ ( IZCAS); Guangxi: Jinxiu Jinzhonggonglu, 1100 m, 10– 11.V.1999, coll. Han Hongxiang, 2♂ ( IZCAS); Sichuan: Luxian, 25.VI.1981, 1♂ ( IZCAS); Sichuan: Emeishan, 710 m, 20.VI.1979, coll. Gao Ping 1♂ ( IZCAS), 6.VIII.1977, 1♂ ( IZCAS), 11.VI.1974, coll. Wang Ziqing, 1♂ ( IZCAS); Sichuan: Emei Hongchunping, 4.IX.1981, coll. Ding Yunpin, 1♂ ( IZCAS); Sichuan: Guanxian, 5.VIII.1981, coll. Luo Junsong, 1♂ ( IZCAS); Sichuan: Emeishan Qingyinge, 800–1000 m, 19.IX.1957, coll. Huang Keren, 2♂ ( IZCAS), 15.IX.1957, coll. Zhu Fuxing, 1♂ ( IZCAS), 15–20.IX.1957, coll. Lu Youcai, 2♂ ( IZCAS), 17.V.1957, coll. Wang Zongyuan, 1♂ ( IZCAS); Sichuan: Changshou, 5.VI.1981, 1♂ ( IZCAS); Kwanhsien, 16–20.VIII.1930, M. Franck, L. B. Prout Coll. B.M. 1939-643, 3♂ ( BMNH); Haining, 91.155, X.1992, J. J. W., 1♂ ( BMNH); Chasseurs Indigènes de Ta-Tsien-Lou, R. P. Déjean, 1901, ex. Oberthür Coll. Brit. Mus. 1927-3 ( BMNH: 17171), 1♂ ( BMNH); Ichang, VI.1888, Leech Coll. 1900-64, 1♂ ( BMNH); Mou-Pin, 1897, ex R.P. Déjean, ex. Oberthür Coll. Brit. Mus. 1927-3, 1♂ ( BMNH); Frontiere orientale du Thibet, Chasseurs Indigènes, du P. Dejean, 1906, 1♀ ( BMNH), 1905, 1♀ ( BMNH); Siao-Lou, Chasseurs Indigènes du P. Dejean, ex. Oberthür Coll. Brit. Mus. 1927-3, 1♂ ( BMNH); Thibet, Ta-tsien-lou, Mai, VI.1894, Chasseurs Indigènes, ex. Oberthür Coll. Brit. Mus. 1927-3, 1♂ ( BMNH); 17.27, Kwanhsien, W China, 24.VIII.1926, G. M. Franck, Joicey Bequest, Brit. Mus. 1934-120, 1♀ ( BMNH); Kiu Kiang, VII.1887, A. E. Pratt, Leech Coll. 1900-64, 2♂ ( BMNH).  

Distribution. China (Gansu, Anhui, Zhejiang, Hubei, Jiangxi, Hunan, Fujian, Guangxi, Sichuan).


Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences














Pachyodes amplificata (Walker, 1862)


Hypochroma abraxas Oberthür, 1913

Oberthur 1913

Pachyodes amplificata:

Prout 1912

Archaeopseustes amplificata:

Warren 1894

Terpna amplificata:

Warren 1894