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Published: 2018-01-05

On the taxonomy and biology of the clearwing moth Aegeria montis (Lepidoptera, Sesiidae)

Imagawa 3-407, Kariya-shi, Aichi-ken, 448-0005 Japan
Ida 2489, Iga-shi, Mie-ken, 518-0123 Japan
Ida 2489, Iga-shi, Mie-ken, 518-0123 Japan
Koyunoue 3848, Shimosuwa-machi, Suwa-gun, Nagano-ken, 393-0013 Japan
Lepidoptera Chamaesphecia clearwing moth Euphorbia host-plant East Palaearctic Honshu Japan new combination new synonym systematics taxonomy Zhuosesia zhuoxiana

Abstract

The systematic position of Aegeria montis Leech, 1889 and Zhuosesia zhuoxiana Yang, 1977 is discussed. Having studied newly collected material, we transfer A. montis to the genus Chamaesphecia Spuler, 1910, subgenus Chamaesphecia s. str. The male of this species and its genitalia are illustrated for the first time. The host-plant of its larvae is assumed to be a species of Euphorbia (Euphorbiaceae).

        Zhuosesia Yang, 1977, syn. nov., is shown to be a junior subjective synonym of Chamaesphecia Spuler, 1910 with the new combination of its type species, Chamaesphecia zhuoxiana (Yang, 1977), comb. nov.

 

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How to Cite

YATA, N., GORBUNOV, O. G., ARITA, Y., & AOKI, Y. (2018). On the taxonomy and biology of the clearwing moth <em>Aegeria</em> <em>montis </em>(Lepidoptera, Sesiidae). Zootaxa, 4369(3), 443–450. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4369.3.9