Wednesday, June 14, 2017

[Entomology • 2017] Bembecia altyntaghica • A New Species of Bembecia (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) from China, with A Catalogue of Chinese Species of the Genus

Bembecia (s. str.) altyntaghica
Gorbunov, Krupitsky & Marusov, 2017 



A new speciesBembecia altyntaghica sp. nov. from the Altyn-Tagh Mts., Gansu, West China, is described and illustrated. The data on its biotope and host plant are presented and illustrated as well. An annotated catalogue of the Chinese members of the genus Bembecia is added to this paper. The catalogue contains the following information: the references to the original descriptions, information on name-bearing types, complete bibliographies of the presented taxa, data on host plants and distribution. Here below the Oriental species Bembecia fortis Diakonoff, 1967 is transferred to the genus Oligophlebia Hampson, 1893 comb. nov. (Sesiidae: Paraglosseciini).

Keywords: Lepidoptera, Palaearctic, Altyn-Tagh Mts., clearwing moths, Synanthedonini, Paraglosseciini, systematics, taxonomy, zoogeography

copulation of Bembecia altyntaghica sp. nov. 14.VII.2016.
Photo by A. Krupitsky 

Bembecia (s. str.) altyntaghica sp. nov.

Etymology: This new species is named after the mountain range Altyn Tagh, Northwest China, the locality of occurrence.

  Oleg G. Gorbunov, Anatoly V. Krupitsky and Anatoly A. Marusov. 2017.  A New Species of Bembecia from China, with A Catalogue of Chinese Species of the Genus (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae). Zootaxa.  4273(4); 559–575.   DOI:  10.11646/zootaxa.4273.4.6

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