Orothalassodes floccosa

Han, Hongxiang & Xue, Dayong, 2011, Thalassodes and related taxa of emerald moths in China (Geometridae, Geometrinae), Zootaxa 3019, pp. 26-50: 31-32

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.205134

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scientific name

Orothalassodes floccosa
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Orothalassodes floccosa   ( Prout, 1917 a)

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Thalassodes floccosa Prout, 1917 a   , Ann. Mag. nat   . Hist. (8) 20: 121, pl. 7, fig. 4. Syntype (s) 3, Peninsular Malaysia. Province Wellesley. ( BMNH)

Orothalassodes floccosa: Holloway, 1996   , Malay. Nat   . J., 49 (3–4): 260.

Thalassodes immissaria opalina: Han & Xue, 2002   , Forest Insects of Hainan Island: 549. ( Nec Butler   )

Material examined. CHINA: Hainan ( IZCAS): Wuzhishan, Shuiman, 730–900 m, 8–9.V. 2007, coll. Han Hongxiang, Lang Songyun, 23 (Slide No. 1184); Diaoluoshan, 8.V. 1984, coll. Gu Maobin, 13; Lingshui, Diaoluoshan, 920 m, 2–3.V. 2007, coll. Han Hongxiang, Lang Songyun, 4 Ƥ; ibidem, 929 m, 11–12.XII. 2007, coll. Li Jing, 1 Ƥ; ibidem, 916 m, 31.III. 2008, coll. Lang Songyun, 13; Jianfengling, 12.XI. 1981, coll. Gu Maobin, 2 Ƥ (Slide No. 613); ibidem, 21.X. 1982, coll. Wang Chunling, 1 Ƥ.

Diagnosis. O. floccosa   is distinctive by the long and dense reddish brown scales on the hind leg, and the basal half of the hind wing in the males. O. floccosa   has a simple valva as in O. hypocrites   and related species mentioned under that species, but the valva is much shorter, the costal length is also relatively short (less than the saccus length). But in O. hypocrites   and other close related species the costa is longer than the saccus. The male genitalia resemble those of O. glabrosa Holloway, 1996   (Borneo; BMNH Slide No. 16747) and O. simplex ( Warren, 1912)   (Sulawesi, Seram, Irian Jaya); but O. glabrosa   and O. simplex   lack any sclerites related to the juxta, which are present but small and blunt in O. floccosa   . The eighth sternite is quite different from other congeners. It is deeply concave mesally in O. floccosa   , but only shallowly excavated in O. glabrosa   . The female genitalia are distinctive in having two finger-like lateral lobes at the juncture of the ductus bursae and the corpus bursae.

Distribution. China (Hainan), Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia.

IZCAS

Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Geometridae

Genus

Orothalassodes

Loc

Orothalassodes floccosa

Han, Hongxiang & Xue, Dayong 2011
2011
Loc

Thalassodes immissaria opalina:

Han & Xue 2002
2002
Loc

Orothalassodes floccosa:

Holloway 1996
1996
Loc

Thalassodes floccosa

Prout 1917
1917