Lista longifundamena, 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: 104-106

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Lista longifundamena

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Lista longifundamena  sp. n. Figs 6, 18, 28


This new species is larger in body than other species of the genus. The species is similar to Lista gilvasa  sp. n. Their differences are described under Lista gilvasa  sp. n.


Adult. Forewing length 11.5-13.0mm (n = 6). Head pale brown, mixed with fuscous scales; labial palpus upturned, mixed with fuscous scales; maxillary palpus pale yellow; antenna brown, scape extension fuscous, mixed with golden scales in male. Thorax mixed with pale brown and black scales. Forewing covered with pale brown, yellow and pink scales; postmedial fascia straight, yellow with brown edges, outer area covered with fuscous and dark pink scales; cilia brown. Hindwing with similar pattern as forewing, but basal area mixed with black scales and outer area covered with pink scales.

Male genitalia (Fig. 18). Uncus broad, suffused with dense setae, two spine-like processes at base. Gnathos incurved apically, with four small spines at apex. Valva slightly constricted from middle to apex, terminal margin truncated; costa slightly sclerotized, sacculus with two processes in middle, the inner one spine-like, slender, the outer one with mini spines at apex, a thin sclerotized plate from sacculus to centre of valva. Juxta bifurcated at apex and with two strongly sclerotized slender arms at both sides. Phallus slender, curved in middle, with a sclerotized plate-like cornutus.

Female genitalia (Fig. 28). Ovipositor broad, suffused with setae. Apophysis anterioris 1/3 longer than apophysis posterioris. Ductus bursae slender, membranous. Corpus bursae elliptic, with two slightly sclerotized of rounded signa.


♂, Hainan: Jianfengling, 18-20.IV.1982, Chen Zhiqin (gen. slide. no. Ep531).


Hainan: 1♀, 16.III.1982, Zhang Baolin (gen. slide. no. Ep555); Jianfengling, 2♂♂2♀♀, 4.XI.1981, Liu Yuanfu (gen. slide. no. Ep122, Ep561); Jianfengling, 1♀, 18-20.IV.1982, Chen Zhiqin; Jianfengling, 1♂, 4.XI.1981 (gen. slide. no. Ep122).


China (Hainan).


The name is derived from Latin longus (= long) and fundamen (= base), in accordance with the juxta and two long spines at base.