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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3754.1.5

A new species of Nemacerota Hampson, [1893] (Lepidoptera, Thyatiridae) from Tibet, China

ZHAO-HUI PAN, GÁBOR RONKAY, LÁSZLÓ RONKAY, HUI-LIN HAN

Abstract


The genus Nemacerota Hampson, [1893] includes 14 species worldwide, which are mainly distributed from Pakistan along the main Himalayan chain, the eastern frontier of the Tibetan plateau and the Central Chinese mountains to the northern Pacific regions. Ten species have been recorded from China. Among them, only N. tancrei (Graeser, 1888) occurs in NE China, whereas all other taxa inhabit mountainous areas in Central China, the eastern frontier of the Tibetan plateau or Tibet. N. igorkostjuki Laszlo, Ronkay, Ronkay & Witt, 2007 is found only in the southern edge of Tibet (Nyalam = Nielamu); N. mandibulata Laszlo, Ronkay, Ronkay & Witt, 2007, N. taurina Laszlo, Ronkay, Ronkay & Witt, 2007, N. stueningi Laszlo, Ronkay, Ronkay & Witt, 2007, N. pectinata (Houlbert, 1921), N. inouei Laszlo, Ronkay, Ronkay & Witt, 2007 and N. owadai Laszlo, Ronkay, Ronkay & Witt, 2007 are known from Mt. Taibaishan, Shaanxi Province; N. griseobasalis (Sick, 1941), N. decorata (Sick, 1941) and N. pectinata (Houlbert, 1921) occur in the northwestern parts of Yunnan Province (and, possibly, also in southern Sichuan).

        Here we describe a new species from the Linzhi area, Autonomous Region Xizang (Tibet), China. Specimens were dissected and examined using standard methods; adult photographs were photographed with a Nikon D700; genitalic slides were photographed using the Qcapture pro system, and processed in Adobe Photoshop CS5 software.


Keywords


Lepidoptera, Thyatiridae

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References


Laszlo, Gy.M., Ronkay, G., Ronkay, L. & Witt, Th. (2007) The Thyatiridae of Eurasia, including the Sundaland and New Guinea (Lepidoptera). Esperiana, 13, 122–137.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-5967.2009.00258.x


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