Ecpyrrhorrhoe puralis (South, 1901)

Xiang, Lanbin, Chen, Kai, Chen, Xiaohua, Duan, Yongjiang & Zhang, Dandan, 2022, A revision of the genus Ecpyrrhorrhoe Huebner, 1825 from China based on morphology and molecular data, with descriptions of five new species (Lepidoptera, Crambidae, Pyraustinae), ZooKeys 1090, pp. 1-44 : 1

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Ecpyrrhorrhoe puralis (South, 1901)


Ecpyrrhorrhoe puralis (South, 1901)

Figs 17 View Figures 13–21 , 33 View Figures 28–33 , 48 View Figures 44–49

Pionea puralis South, 1901: 493.


Forewing length: 11.0-14.0 mm. Ecpyrrhorrhoe puralis is almost indistinguishable from E. longispinalis and E. biaculeiformis in appearance, but can be distinguished in the male genitalia (Fig. 33 View Figures 28–33 ) by the small and excurved sella, much larger juxta with distal 2/3 bifid, anellus with comb-shaped spines (attached to distal phallus end of in Fig. 33 View Figures 28–33 ), and in the female genitalia (Fig. 48 View Figures 44–49 ) by the antrum with two rounded sclerotized processes, and basal 2/3 of ductus bursae bearing a slim sclerite.

Material examined.

Type: 1♂, [ China: Hubei:] Ichang , Mrs Pratt Coll., June 1888, Pyralidae Brit. Mus. Slide No. 8676 (NHMUK) .

Other material examined.

China: Guangdong: 2♂ 4♀ , Heishiding, Fengkai , 5.IX, 1.V, 5.X.2011, Tong Bo, Zhang Dandan, Li Yun, Yang Lijun, Cheng Muchun, Liao Junlei leg., genitalia slide No. CXH12170 View Materials (♂), CXH12216 View Materials (♀) ; Guangxi: 1♂ 1♀ , Mt. Jinzhongshan , 24.67°N, 104.88°E, alt. 957 m, 18.VII.2013, Chen Xiaohua leg., genitalia slide No. SYSU0205(♀) GoogleMaps ; 4♂ 2♀ GoogleMaps , Yangmeiao, Mt. Jiuwandashan , 25.19°N, 108.65°E, alt. 1183 m. 22.VII.2015, Chen Kai leg., genitalia slide No. SYSU0254(♂, molecular voucher No. LEP0161), SYSU0257(♀), SYSU0258(♂, molecular voucher No. LEP0399) GoogleMaps ; Hebei: 1♂ 1♀ GoogleMaps , Piancheng Forestry Station , She County, 36.44°N, 113.39°E, alt. 1109 m, 31.VII.2013, Xie Weicai, Liu Xiaolin leg., genitalia slide No. SYSU1539(♂) GoogleMaps ; Hubei: 1♀ GoogleMaps , Wujiashan, Yingshan , 31.05°N, 115.47°E, alt. 880 m, 29.VI.2014, Chen Xiaohua, Pan Chang leg., genitalia slide No. SYSU1540 GoogleMaps ; 2♂, Qingtaiguan, Luotian , 31.11°N, 115.41°E, alt. 524 m, 2.VII.2014, Liu Zhenhua, Pan Chang leg., genitalia slide No. SYSU1518(♂) GoogleMaps ; Hunan: 1♀ GoogleMaps , Jiashui, Taoyuandong , 26.59°N, 113.99°E, alt. 420 m, 19.V.2014, Chen Xiaohua leg., genitalia slide No. SYSU0252, molecular voucher No. LEP0037 GoogleMaps ; Jiangxi: 1♂ , Daqiutian, Mt. Jiulianshan , alt. 500 m, 31.VIII.2007, Zhang Dandan leg., genitalia slide No. HFX08056 View Materials ; 2♂ 5♀, Mt. Jiulianshan, Longnan , 24.58°N, 114.43°E, alt. 620 m, 26.IX.2016, Chen Kai, Duan Yongjiang leg., genitalia slide No. SYSU1546 (♂) GoogleMaps ; 1♀ GoogleMaps , Mt. Jinggangshan , 2.X.2010, Chen Haidong, Xie Weicai leg., genitalia slide No. SYSU0216 ; Shanxi: 2♂ , Dahe Forestry Station, Yicheng , 35.46°N, 111.93°E, alt. 1212m, 13-15.VIII.2018, Xiang Lanbin leg., genitalia slide No. SYSU1542 GoogleMaps ; 2♂, Miaoping, Manghe, Yangcheng , 35.25°N, 112.46°E, alt. 557 m, 19-20.VIII.2018, Xiang Lanbin leg., genitalia slide No. SYSU1545 GoogleMaps .


Ecpyrrhorrhoe puralis is mainly reported from central and southern China and Japan. Solis et al. (2010) considered it was introduced in eastern North America and spread following the invasive host Paulownia tomentosa (Thunb.) Steud.


China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Shandong, Shanxi), Japan, India, North America.














Ecpyrrhorrhoe puralis (South, 1901)

Xiang, Lanbin, Chen, Kai, Chen, Xiaohua, Duan, Yongjiang & Zhang, Dandan 2022

Pionea puralis

South 1901