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Published: 2022-05-16

A new species of the genus Pseudohampsonella Solovyev & Saldaitis (Lepidoptera: Limacodidae) from Xizang Autonomous Region, China

Northeast Forestry University, School of Forestry, Harbin 150040, China.
Northeast Forestry University, School of Forestry, Harbin 150040, China.
Northeast Forestry University, School of Forestry, Harbin 150040, China. Northeast Forestry University, Ministry of Education, Key Laboratory of Sustainable Forest Ecosystem Management, Harbin 150040, China. Northeast Forestry University, Northeast Asia Biodiversity Research Center, Harbin 150040, China.
Lepidoptera COI sequence Slug caterpillar moth Motuo Parasa Taxonomy Zygaenoidea


The sixth species of the genus Pseudohampsonella Solovyev & Saldaitis, 2014, P. medogensis sp. nov., is described from Xizang Autonomous Region, China. The new species is morphologically similar to the congeners P. bayizhena Wu & Pan, 2015 and P. hoenei Solovyev & Saldaitis, 2014, but differs from them by the uncus slightly waved with a blunt apex and the phallus distinctly curved mesally. Images of adults and genitalia are presented. The circumscription of the new species is supported molecularly by the analysis of the pairwise genetic distances using mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) gene. The minimum interspecific distance value between the new species and its sister species, P. lii Wang & Li, 2017, is 7.7%.



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