Pseudohampsonella: a new genus of Limacodidae (Lepidoptera: Zygaenoidea) from China, and three new species.
Bottom Line: Solovyev & Saldaitis (Yunnan Province, China), and Pseudohampsonella argenta sp. n.Solovyev & Saldaitis (Yunnan Province, China) are described.The taxonomic position of the genus is discussed.
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Mentions: During ongoing Southeast Asian Limacodidae research, three new species that cannot be attributed to any known limacodid genus because of the modified external and genital characters (Figures 1â€“5, 10â€“23) were recognized. Externally, these species somewhat resemble some species of Hampsonella Dyar, 1898 (type-species: Parasa dentata Hampson, 1893) (Figures 6, 7), Caissa Hering, 1931 (type-species: C. caissa Hering, 1931) (Figure 8), and PseudocaissaSolovyev & Witt, 2009 (type-species: P. apiataSolovyev & Witt, 2009) (Figure 9), but morphologically are quite different from all of them, showing a high level of morphological modifications that cannot be associated with any limacodid genus, so a new genus is proposed for them here.
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