Pelagodes semengok Holloway, 1996, Holloway, 1996

Han, Hongxiang & Xue, Dayong, 2011, Thalassodes and related taxa of emerald moths in China (Geometridae, Geometrinae), Zootaxa 3019, pp. 26-50: 35-36

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Pelagodes semengok Holloway, 1996
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Pelagodes semengok Holloway, 1996  

Figs 12, 13 View FIGURES 1 – 20 , 31, 32 View FIGURES 27 – 32 , 50 View FIGURES 40 – 57 , 72 View FIGURES 58 – 72

Pelagodes semengok Holloway, 1996   , Malay. Nat   . J., 49 (3–4): 263, pl. 10, [fig. 20]; fig. 301. Holotype 3, Borneo: Sarawak, Kuching, Semengok   . ( BMNH)

Material examined. Holotype ( BMNH), 3, MALAYSIA: Sarawak: Kuching, Semengok   , 3–9.II. 1976 (Slide No. 8683). CHINA: Hainan ( IZCAS): Bawangling, Donger Linchang, 1015 m, 8–10.V. 2007, coll. Chen Fuqiang, 13; Bawangling, Donger Linchang, 1015 m, 19–21.XII. 2007, coll. Li Jing, 13 (Slide No. 1216); Wuzhishan, Shuiman, 730–900 m, 8.V. 2007, coll. Lang Songyun, Han Hongxiang, 43; Lingshui, Diaoluoshan, 95 m, 10.XII. 2007, coll.

Li Jing, 13; Jianfengling, Tianchi, 828 m, 1–5.V. 2007, coll. Chen Fuqiang, 13; Ledong, Jianfengling, 934 m, 14– 17.XII. 2007, coll. Li Jing, 13 (Slide No. 1244). Guangxi ( IZCAS): Shangsi, Hongqi Linchang, 300 m, 29.V. 1999, coll. Zhang Xuezhong, 13. Yunnan ( IZCAS): Xishuangbanna, Bubeng, 700 m, 14–15.IX. 1993, coll. Yang Longlong, 531 Ƥ (Slide No. 1186 (3 )). Tibet ( IZCAS): Mêdog, 812–1091 m, 14–23.VIII. 2006, coll. Lang Songyun, 53 (Slide No. 1222, 1224).

Diagnosis. This and the next species are very similar in the male genitalia for both having recurved costal extensions, tapering at both ends but broad mesally. Also the distal half of the valva are narrower than in other congeners. The males of both species have a semicircular eighth abdominal tergite, and are distinctive in the eighth sternite by the large curved lateral processes, which are bifid apically, and with another tooth mesally. Inoue (2006) stated that sometimes there are two spines mesally, of which one may be forked. For additional comparisons see the following species descriptions.

Distribution. China ( Taiwan, Hainan, Guangxi, Yunnan, Tibet), Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia.

Remarks. One male specimen (Slide No. 1244) from Jianfengling, Hainan is different from others by having two small protrusions on the terminal margin of the saccus, which is only present in this single specimen. When more specimens having the same saccus were found, a distinct species would be erected.

IZCAS

Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Geometridae

Genus

Pelagodes

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Pelagodes semengok Holloway, 1996

Han, Hongxiang & Xue, Dayong 2011
2011
Loc

Pelagodes semengok

Holloway 1996
1996