Lista menghaiensis, Wang, Mingqiang, Chen, Fuqiang & Wu, Chunsheng, 2017

Wang, Mingqiang, Chen, Fuqiang & Wu, Chunsheng, 2017, A review of Lista Walker, 1859 in China, with descriptions of five new species (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae, Epipaschiinae), ZooKeys 642, pp. 97-113: 106

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.642.7157

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:9161DC35-EE66-4FA5-BC4C-EBDEB1A39C55

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/76C7A60E-5A2F-46D8-9542-0492D1A76518

taxon LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:act:76C7A60E-5A2F-46D8-9542-0492D1A76518

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scientific name

Lista menghaiensis
status

sp. n.

Lista menghaiensis  sp. n. Figs 7, 19, 29

Diagnosis.

This new species is very similar to Lista haraldusalis  , but the basal area on the forewing is slightly paler than the latter. In the male genitalia, the gnathos has three spines at the apex in the new species while the gnathos has a serrated apex in Lista haraldusalis  . Furthermore, the sclerotized plate on the valva strongly extends toward the outer margin in the new species.

Description.

Adults. Forewing length 9.0-10.5mm (n = 2). Head yellow, mixed with blackish-brown; labial palpus upturned, mixed with pale yellow and black scales; maxillary palpus pale yellow; antenna brown; scape extension black, mixed with yellow scales in male. Thorax mixed with brown and fuscous scales. Forewing covered with brown, yellow or pink scales; basal area mixed with yellow and pale brown scales; costal margin with two black spots at middle and terminal trisection; postmedial fascia yellow with brown edges, outer area covered with dark pink scales; cilia brown. Hindwing with same pattern as forewing.

Male genitalia (Fig. 19). Uncus broad, suffused with dense setae totally. Gnathos with three spines at apex and two long spines 1/3 of gnathos at base medially. Valva broad, with terminal smoothly incurved; sacculus with two processes in middle, the inner one strong with apex serrated, the outer one thorn-like; a well-developed sclerotized plate from sacculus to center of valva, strongly extended toward outer manrgin. Juxta bifurcated, blunt. Phallus slightly curved.

Female genitalia (Fig. 29). Ovipositor broad, suffused with setae. Apophysis anterioris 1/4 longer than apophysis posterioris. Antrum incurved at apex. Ductus bursae slender, membranous. Corpus bursae elliptic, with two signa, slightly rounded sclerotized.

Holotype.

♂, Yunnan: Xishuangbanna, Menghai, 18.VII.1958, Wang Shuyong (gen. slide. no. Ep539).

Paratype.

1♀, same data as holotype (gen. slide no. Ep558).

Distribution.

China (Yunnan).

Etymology.

The species is named after the type locality, Menghai in Yunnan province.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Pyralidae

Genus

Lista