THREE NEW SPECIES OF PTYCHANDRA FROM MT. APO, MINDANAO : LEPIDOPTERA:NYMPHALIDAE THREE NEW SPECIES OF PTYCHANDRA FROM MT. APO, MINDANAO : LEPIDOPTERA:NYMPHALIDAE
There is a fine revision of the genus Ptychandra by H. J. Banks, J. D. Holloway and H. S. Barlow (1976). But they seem not to have examined the material from Mt. Apo, Mindanao. I had the chance to examine some specimens of Ptychandra from Mt. Apo. To my surprise, all of them do not agree well with any of the described species according to the key shown in the above-mentioned revision. In addition, I have found that gnathi and valvae of male genitalia tend to vary even in the same specimen, that is to say, the shape of right and left gnathos or valva differs each other in some specimens. So I think we should not attach great importance to the genitalia of the genus. The holotypes are to be preserved in the Osaka Museum of Natural History.
蝶と蛾 29(4), 211-214, 1978