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A new species of Stenoloba, Stenoloba viridicollarsp. n. (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) is described from Sichuan, China. Illustrations of adults and the genitalia of both sexes are provided. A diagnostic comparison is made with Stenoloba rufosagitta Kononenko & Ronkay, 2001 and S. rufosagittoides Han & Kononenko, 2009.
The taxa of the Lygephila lusoria (Linnaeus, 1758) species-group are revised. The genital features of all known taxa are described and illustrated with special reference to the structure of vesica. The male genitalia of L. pallida pallida (Bang-Haas, 1907) are described and illustrated for the first time. L. pallida subpicata (Wiltshire, 1971) is treated… (More)
A new tiger moth, Spilarctia duda sp. n., from southeast China, Sichuan is described. A diagnostic comparison with Spilarctia bipunctata Daniel, 1943 and Spilarctia clava (Wileman, 1910) is provided. During recent years the Chinese Arctiini have been intensively collected and explored (Fang, 2000; Dubatolov, 2010; Kishida, 2015; and numerous other… (More)
Present paper is dedicated to taxonomic clarification of L. vulcanea and L. lupina (=mirabilis Bryk, 1948, syn. rev.) initiated in a previous publication (Pekarsky 2014). The distribution patterns of the two species are discussed, disputing the presence of L. vulcanea in Russia.
The revision of the Lygephila dorsigera species-group led to the recognition of a number of distinct species which may occur partly sympatrically with each other in the continental SE Asia and the island of Sri Lanka (Ceylon). The study of an old Lygephila material from the island of Java and from Flores harboured in the RMNH and recently collected material… (More)
A new species of the raptricula species-group, Bryoleuca pljushtchi sp. n. is described. A diagnostic comparison is made with Bryoleuca raptricula ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775), Bryoleuca felina (Eversmann, 1852), Bryoleuca orthogramma (Boursin, 1954), Bryoleuca volodia An, Choi & Ronkay, 2013 and Bryoleuca nahnybidai Pekarsky, 2014. Adults and female… (More)
A new tiger moth, Micrarctia kautti sp. n., from southwest China, Sichuan is described. A diagnostic comparison with Micrarctia trigona (Leech, 1899) is provided. During recent years the Chinese Arctiini have been intensively collected and explored (Dubatolov, 1996a; Dubatolov, 1996b; Dubatolov, 2003; Dubatolov, Kishida & Wu, 2005; Fang & Cao, 1984; Fang,… (More)
Twonew Eospilarctia species and one new subspecies from China, Myanmar and Vietnam, respectively, are described. Superficially the new species Eospilarctia maciaisp. n., Eospilarctia naumannisp. n. and Eospilarctia yuennanica fansipanassp. n. resemble related congeners but they can be distinguished by the differences in wing pattern, genitalia and… (More)
The taxa of the Lygephilalubrica (Freyer, 1846) species complex are revised. The genital features of all known taxa are described and illustrated, with special reference to the structure of the vesica. Genitalia of Lygephilalubrica from different places in Russia, Central Asia and China are studied, illustrated and compared with different Mongolian… (More)
A new species of Gluphisia irene sp. n., from China's Sichuan Province is described. The new species differs in appearance and genitalia from its closest relatives, Gluphisia crenata (Esper, 1785), Gluphisia tristis Gaede, 1933 stat. n. and Gluphisia meridionalis Kiriakoff, 1963 stat. n. described from Europe and China, respectively.