Pseudepisothalma ocellata (Swinhoe, 1893), Swinhoe, 1893

Xue, Dayong, Wang, Xuejian & Han, Hongxiang, 2009, A revision of Episothalma Swinhoe, 1893, with descriptions of two new species and one new genus (Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Geometrinae), Zootaxa 2033, pp. 12-25: 24

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.186318

persistent identifier

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scientific name

Pseudepisothalma ocellata (Swinhoe, 1893)
status

comb. nov.

Pseudepisothalma ocellata (Swinhoe, 1893)   comb. nov.

Figs. 9–10

Episothalma ocellata Swinhoe, 1893   b, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (6) 12: 218. ɗ, [ India]: Khasi Hills ( BMNH), herein designated as lectotype.

Chlorodontopera (Episthophthalma) ocellata: Hampson, 1895   , Fauna Br. India (Moths) 3: 483.

Redescription. Head: Frons red brown mixed with black. Labial palpus dark brown. Vertex grass green. Thorax: Tegula grass green. Dorsum grass green, venter mixed with dull pink. Hind tibia in male slightly dilated, with one pair of terminal spurs. Length of forewing: ɗ 21 mm. Wings grass green. Forewing with costa pink and reddish brown, diffused with black; antemedial line pale yellowish green, wavy, appearing as small black dots on veins; postmedial line pale yellowish green, straight, slightly wavy, with short blackish green radial lines outside it on veins; terminal line blackish green, broken on veins; discal spot black, large; fringes with basal part pink red-brown, distal part dark green. Hind wing with discal spot smaller than that of forewing; postmedial, terminal lines, fringes same as those of forewing. Ventral side yellow dispersed with black; both wings with black discal spots; postmedial lines on both wings distinct, also discernible from dorsal side, almost straight; fringes black. Abdomen: Dorsum blackish red-brown, crested from second to fifth segment, the former two developed. Sternite 8 in male slightly sclerotized, with middle part concave. Male genitalia ( Figs. 22 View FIGURES 17 – 22 , 33 View FIGURES 23 – 33. 23 ) as in description of the genus. Female genitalia unknown.

Material examined. INDIA: Lectotype of Episothalma ocellata Swinhoe   , ɗ, Khasi Hills, 94 - 66 (other labels: Episothalma ocellata Swinhoe   , ɗ type; red type label) ( BMNH); CHINA: Yunnan Tengchong Dahaoping, 2020 m, 24–26.V. 1992, coll. Xue Dayong, 1 ɗ ( IZCAS).

Distribution. China (Yunnan), India (Khasia Hills).

Biology. Unknown.

Notes. “Two examples” were recorded in the original description, and Scoble (1999) recorded “ Syntypes 2 ɗ ( BMNH)”. But only one male was found in the collection of the BMNH. A lectotype is designated herein for P. o c e l l a t a to provide nomenclatural stability to this taxon.

IZCAS

Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Geometridae

Genus

Pseudepisothalma

Loc

Pseudepisothalma ocellata (Swinhoe, 1893)

Xue, Dayong, Wang, Xuejian & Han, Hongxiang 2009
2009
Loc

Chlorodontopera (Episthophthalma) ocellata:

Hampson 1895
1895