Streltzov A.N.

A new species of the genus Epischidia Rebel, 1901 (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea, Pyralidae) from the Russian Far East

Number: 477, Pages: 1 - 5

Epischidia margaritae sp. n. is described and illustrated from vicinity of Blagoveshchensk, Russia. The new species is most similar to the type species of the genus, Epischidia fulvostrigella (Eversmann, 1844), from which it differs by a brighter coloration of the forewings and a larger outgrowth on the forehead. The differences in the structure of the male genitalia of the new species from E. fulvostrigella are as follows: the presence of a large triangular harp on the valva, a relatively longer uncus, and a curved aedeagus with a large number of large spiny cornuti. In the structure of the female genitalia, the differences are in the V-shaped area of sclerotization of the antrum and a more extensive area of sclerotization on the bursa near the confluence of the ductus.

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