Taxonomic review of the genus Pseudostegania Butler, 1881, with description of four new species and comments on its tribal placement in the Larentiinae (Lepidoptera: Geometridae)
Version of Record online: 25 JUN 2010
© 2010 The Entomological Society of Japan
Volume 13, Issue 2, pages 234–249, June 2010
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HAN, H., STÜNING, D. and XUE, D. (2010), Taxonomic review of the genus Pseudostegania Butler, 1881, with description of four new species and comments on its tribal placement in the Larentiinae (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). Entomological Science, 13: 234–249. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-8298.2010.00379.x
- Issue online: 25 JUN 2010
- Version of Record online: 25 JUN 2010
- Received 21 August 2009; accepted 11 November 2009.
- female genitalia;
- male genitalia;
The genus Pseudostegania Butler is revised. In addition to the two species known, four species are described as new: P. lijiangensis sp. nov. from Yunnan Province, P. qinlingensis sp. nov. from Gansu and Shaanxi Provinces, P. zhoui sp. nov. from Sichuan Province (China) and P. burmaensis sp. nov. from Burma (Myanmar); two species are newly combined with Pseudostegania: P. distinctaria (Leech, 1897), comb. nov. and P. yargongaria (Oberthür, 1916), comb. nov. All the known species are redescribed and lectotypes are designated for P. defectata (Christoph, 1881), P. distinctaria and P. yargongaria. The generic characters, based on all species, are summarized. The tribal placement of Pseudostegania is discussed. Illustrations of moths and genitalia are presented.