Pachyodes leucomelanaria Poujade, 1895

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: 55

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http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.1759.1.3

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scientific name

Pachyodes leucomelanaria Poujade, 1895
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Pachyodes leucomelanaria Poujade, 1895  

Figs. 4–5 View FIGURES 2–9

Pachyodes leucomelanaria Poujade, 1895   , Bull. Mus. Hist. nat. Paris 1 (2): 58. Holotype ♂, [ China]: Moupin (MNHN). Archaeopseustes leucomelanaria: Leech, 1897   , Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 20: 230.

Terpna leucomelanaria: Prout, 1912   , in Wytsman, Genera Insectorum 129: 40.

Redescription. Head: Antenna bipectinate in basal two-thirds, filiform in terminal one-third, longest pectination about 2 times diameter of antennal shaft; filiform in female. Frons with ventral and dorsal margin dull white, black-brown at middle. Labial palpus dull white, not extending beyond frons. Vertex yellowish white. Thorax: Thorax with dorsum yellowish white, venter yellow. Hind tibia with two pairs of spurs. Forewing length 27 mm in ♂. Wings white basally; streaks blackish, mixed with little reddish brown and yellowish brown. Forewing black-brown mixed with yellowish brown inside subbasal line; antemedial line black, straight; area between these two lines pale grey-green; outside antemedial line to most costal area (about onethird of wing) suffused with longitudinal striations, dull red mixed with black, expanded on apex, forming broad terminal band posteriorly; inside band with white submarginal line visible; discal spot black-brown, broad, long. Hindwing mostly white, suffused with small brown flecks; postmedial line ill-defined, brown above CuA 1; short dark bars on veins; large yellow patch on anal angle, intermixed with brown and black, narrowly extending anteriorly towards costa along outer margin; patch between CuA 1 and CuA 2 black, long narrow. Terminal line black, interrupted on veins; fringe dark-grey, paler between veins. Venter with wing base yellow intermixed with black brown; other parts similar to dorsum, but not suffused with yellow. Abdomen: Dorsum with yellowish white crests, edged with reddish brown mixed with black lines on each segment. Male and female genitalia unknown.

Material examined. CHINA: Holotype ♂, Moupin (Thibet), 1871, A. David ( MNHN, photograph in BMNH); Moupin, Kricheldorff Coll., VII.1890, Leech Coll. 1900-64, 1♂ ( BMNH).  

Distribution. China (Sichuan).

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Geometridae

Genus

Pachyodes

Loc

Pachyodes leucomelanaria Poujade, 1895

HAN, HONGXIANG & XUE, DAYONG 2008
2008
Loc

Terpna leucomelanaria

: Prout 1912
1912
Loc

Archaeopseustes leucomelanaria:

Leech 1897
1897
Loc

Pachyodes leucomelanaria

Poujade 1895
1895