Description of Pyrophleps bicella (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae), a new Chinese species of clearwing moth

  • Hai-Ming Xu Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of High Technology for Plant Protection, Plant Protection Research Institute, Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Guangzhou, 510640, China Department of Entomology, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510642, P. R. China
  • Yutaka Arita Zoological Laboratory, Faculty of Agriculture, Meijo University, Tempaku-ku, Nagoya, 468-8502 Japan
  • Bingxu Chen Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of High Technology for Plant Protection, Plant Protection Research Institute, Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Guangzhou, 510640, China
  • Min Wang Department of Entomology, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510642, P. R. China
Keywords: clearwing moths, new species, Pyrophleps, South China

Abstract

A new species of clearwing moth, Pyrophleps bicella Xu & Arita sp. nov., found in southern China, is described. Photos of the adult and of male genitalia are provided. A key to species of Pyrophleps is also provided. The type specimens are deposited in Department of Entomology, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China and National Museum of Nature and Science, Tsukuba, Japan.

 

Resumen

Se describe una nueva especie de polilla con alas claras, Pyrophleps bicella Xu & Arita sp. nov. del sur de China. Se proveen fotos de los adultos y la genitalia masculina. Los especimenes tipo son depositados en el Departamento de Entomología de la Universidad de Agricultura del Sur de China y en el Museo Nacional de Naturaleza y Ciencia, Tsukuba, Japón.

 

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