Eleven species of noctuid moths new to China of the boreal faunal complex (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)


Eleven species of the Noctuidae [Polia hepatica (Clerck, 1759), P. malchani (Draudt, 1934), P. vespertilio (Draudt, 1934), Lasionycta skraelingia (Herrich-Schäffer, 1852), L. hospita A. Bang-Haas, 1912; Xestia kolymae (Herz, 1903), X. albuncula (Eversmann, 1851), X. subgrisea (Staudinger, 1897), X. penthima (Erschoff, 1870), X. sincera (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851), and X. rhaetica (Staudinger, 1871)] of the boreal faunal complex are reported for the first time from China. Illustrations of adults and the genitalia of both sexes are provided. Information on these newly recorded species, original descriptions, type-locality, synonyms, references, host plants and bionomics are provided.

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Han, H., Kononenko, V.S. Eleven species of noctuid moths new to China of the boreal faunal complex (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). J. For. Res. 31, 1405–1415 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11676-019-00910-3

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  • Lepidoptera
  • Noctuidae
  • New records
  • Boreal complex
  • Northeast China