Notes on the Genus Epipsestis, with Descriptions of Three New Species from Nepal (Lepidoptera: Thyatiridae) Notes on the Genus Epipsestis, with Descriptions of Three New Species from Nepal (Lepidoptera: Thyatiridae)

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属Epipsestis MATSUMURAは,これまで日本産の3種に対して用いられていたが,今回,1979年秋の国立科学博物館ネパール遠征隊によってもたらされた同地域の多数の標本を検討した結果,今まで属Polyplocaのもとに記載されたまま検討されなかった数種に対しても属Epipsestisが当てはまることが判った.本報では,ネパール産の3新種および日本の3種を含む10種をもとにこの属の再記載をした.なお,E. nikkoensis MATSUMURAニッコウトガリバをネパールから記録したが,これは本種の海外初の記録である.

The genus Epipsestis MATSUMURA, 1921, has been represented by the following three species in Japan: E. ornata (LEECH, [1889]), E. nikkoensis (MATSUMURA, 1921) and E. perornata INOUE, 1972. As the result of my detailed examination of about 400 Nepalese specimens of autumnal thyatirids captured by Mr. M. OWADA, the National Science Museum (Nat. Hist.), Tokyo, during the 1979 expedition to Nepal-Himalaya, I am going to place in Epipsestis some Nepalese species formerly assigned to the genus Polyploca HUBNER, 1816, enlarging the category of the genus. However, Epipsestis will eventually be restricted to E. ornata (LEECH) by the future phylogenetic study. In this paper, ten species of Epipsestis from Japan and Nepal, including three new species from Nepal, will be enumerated, and a re-definition of this genus founded on them will be shown.

Journal

  • Lepidoptera Science

    Lepidoptera Science 32(3-4), 117-137, 1982

    THE LEPIDOPTEROLOGICAL SOCIETY OF JAPAN

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110007707459
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN00147618
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    0024-0974
  • NDL Article ID
    2570154
  • NDL Source Classification
    RA84(動物一般・分類・進化--昆虫)
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZR4(科学技術--生物学--動物)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z18-73
  • Data Source
    NDL  NII-ELS  J-STAGE 
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