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Published: 2019-08-09

Study on moths of the Herminia decipiens complex (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Herminiinae) with descriptions of three new species

National Museum of Nature and Science, Amakubo, Tsukuba, 305–0005 Japan
Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, Nangang, Taipei 11529, Taiwan.
Lepidoptera Allopatric speciation Asia variation of genitalia male labial palpus cryptic species

Abstract

Asian herminiine moths of the Herminia decipiens complex are revised and five allopatric species are recognized, i.e. Herminia decipiens (Hampson, 1898) in Nilgiri Hills, Khasi Hills, South China, Indochina, Malay Peninsula, H. terminalis (Wileman, 1915) in Taiwan, H. yuksam sp. nov. in East Nepal, Sikkim, H. borneo sp. nov. in Borneo and H. amamioshima sp. nov. in Amami-oshima Is., Shimo-Koshikijima Is. and South Kyushu (Kagoshima). Key to all species is given.

 

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