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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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Body parts of Teinotarsinaaurantiaca sp. n. (Holotype). A Apical part of antenna, lateral view B Head, frontal view C Thorax, dorsal view D Metathorax, dorsal view E Right wing F Hind leg, dorsal view G Abdomen, dorsal view H Ditto, ventral view.
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Figure 4: Body parts of Teinotarsinaaurantiaca sp. n. (Holotype). A Apical part of antenna, lateral view B Head, frontal view C Thorax, dorsal view D Metathorax, dorsal view E Right wing F Hind leg, dorsal view G Abdomen, dorsal view H Ditto, ventral view.

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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)

Body parts of Teinotarsinaaurantiaca sp. n. (Holotype). A Apical part of antenna, lateral view B Head, frontal view C Thorax, dorsal view D Metathorax, dorsal view E Right wing F Hind leg, dorsal view G Abdomen, dorsal view H Ditto, ventral view.
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Figure 4: Body parts of Teinotarsinaaurantiaca sp. n. (Holotype). A Apical part of antenna, lateral view B Head, frontal view C Thorax, dorsal view D Metathorax, dorsal view E Right wing F Hind leg, dorsal view G Abdomen, dorsal view H Ditto, ventral view.
Mentions: Figs 3, 4, 5

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