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A remarkable new species of the genus Teinotarsina (Lepidoptera, Sesiidae) from Okinawa-jima, Japan.

Yagi S, Hirowatari T, Arita Y - Zookeys (2016)

Bottom Line: A new species of long-legged clearwing moth Teinotarsina aurantiaca Yagi, Hirowatari & Arita, sp. n. is described from Okinawa-jima, the Ryukyus, Japan.The species is distinguishable at a glance from other related congeners by the remarkable orange scales ornamenting many parts of the body, such as antennae, palpi, legs, and wings.We hypothesize that the species acquired these differences as a result of convergence with toxic species (Batesian mimicry) or other mimics (Müllerian mimicry).

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Affiliation: Entomological Laboratory, Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences, Kyushu University, Hakozaki 6-10-1, Fukuoka, 812-8581 Japan.

ABSTRACT
A new species of long-legged clearwing moth Teinotarsina aurantiaca Yagi, Hirowatari & Arita, sp. n. is described from Okinawa-jima, the Ryukyus, Japan. The species is distinguishable at a glance from other related congeners by the remarkable orange scales ornamenting many parts of the body, such as antennae, palpi, legs, and wings. We hypothesize that the species acquired these differences as a result of convergence with toxic species (Batesian mimicry) or other mimics (Müllerian mimicry).

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Figure 1: Map showing the type locality of Teinotarsinaaurantiaca sp. n.

Mentions: Only one specimen of the new species was collected on 30 May 2015 in Okinawa-jima, the Ryukyus, Japan (26°43'46" N; 128°11'52" E) (Figs 1, 2). The specimen (holotype) is preserved in the Entomological Laboratory at the Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. For preparation of the genitalia, the abdomen was detached and boiled in 10% aqueous KOH. Illustrations of the genitalia were prepared by using a Leica S8 APO microscope.


A remarkable new species of the genus Teinotarsina (Lepidoptera, Sesiidae) from Okinawa-jima, Japan.

Yagi S, Hirowatari T, Arita Y - Zookeys (2016)

Map showing the type locality of Teinotarsinaaurantiaca sp. n.
© Copyright Policy - creative-commons-attribution
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Map showing the type locality of Teinotarsinaaurantiaca sp. n.
Mentions: Only one specimen of the new species was collected on 30 May 2015 in Okinawa-jima, the Ryukyus, Japan (26°43'46" N; 128°11'52" E) (Figs 1, 2). The specimen (holotype) is preserved in the Entomological Laboratory at the Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. For preparation of the genitalia, the abdomen was detached and boiled in 10% aqueous KOH. Illustrations of the genitalia were prepared by using a Leica S8 APO microscope.

Bottom Line: A new species of long-legged clearwing moth Teinotarsina aurantiaca Yagi, Hirowatari & Arita, sp. n. is described from Okinawa-jima, the Ryukyus, Japan.The species is distinguishable at a glance from other related congeners by the remarkable orange scales ornamenting many parts of the body, such as antennae, palpi, legs, and wings.We hypothesize that the species acquired these differences as a result of convergence with toxic species (Batesian mimicry) or other mimics (Müllerian mimicry).

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Entomological Laboratory, Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences, Kyushu University, Hakozaki 6-10-1, Fukuoka, 812-8581 Japan.

ABSTRACT
A new species of long-legged clearwing moth Teinotarsina aurantiaca Yagi, Hirowatari & Arita, sp. n. is described from Okinawa-jima, the Ryukyus, Japan. The species is distinguishable at a glance from other related congeners by the remarkable orange scales ornamenting many parts of the body, such as antennae, palpi, legs, and wings. We hypothesize that the species acquired these differences as a result of convergence with toxic species (Batesian mimicry) or other mimics (Müllerian mimicry).

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus