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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4105.4.7

A new species of Catocala Schrank, 1802 (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) from Primorsky Krai, Russia

HUGO L. KONS JR., ROBERT J. BORTH, AIDAS SALDAITIS

Abstract


Here we describe Catocala didenko sp. n. as new for the noctuid genus Catocala Shrank, differing from Catocala duplicata Butler, 1885 and Catocala gansan Ishizuka & Wang, 2013 on wing pattern, male genitalia, and COI 5’ mitochondrial DNA. These three species, along with Catocala dissimilis Bremer, 1861, comprise a small and distinctive species group within the genus. Exemplary uncommon morphological characters for this group include: extensive area of ventral side of claspers unsclerotized (Fig. 17); claspers with a subapical ventral bulging projection (Fig. 17); sclerotized apex of claspers greatly expanded laterally (Fig. 17); diaphragma posterior to anellus lightly pigmented (Fig. 22); distinctive anellus shape (Fig. 22); uncus setae longest and densest at base (Fig. 21); and approximately 17-20 coils on the receptacle duct (Fig. 56).


Keywords


Catocala, Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Russia

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