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1 November 2005 Siamusotima aranea, a New Stem-Boring Musotimine (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) from Thailand Feeding on Lygodium flexuosum (Schizaeaceae)
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Siamusotima aranea Solis & Yen, is a new stem-boring musotimine species from Thailand. It was discovered in the stems of Lygodium flexuosum (L.) Sw. (Schizaeaceae) during exploration for biological control agents of Lygodium microphyllum (Cav.) R. Br., the Old World climbing fern. This is the first report in the Pyraloidea of a stem-boring larva with unique modifications of the anal segment resembling that of tenebrionid beetle immatures and with observations of possible mimicry between the adult moth and spiders.

M. Alma Solis, Shen-Horn Yen, John H. Goolsby, Tony Wright, Robert Pemberton, Ampom Winotai, Usanee Chattrukul, Amara Thagong, and Suriont Rimbut "Siamusotima aranea, a New Stem-Boring Musotimine (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) from Thailand Feeding on Lygodium flexuosum (Schizaeaceae)," Annals of the Entomological Society of America 98(6), 887-895, (1 November 2005). https://doi.org/10.1603/0013-8746(2005)098[0887:SAANSM]2.0.CO;2
Received: 23 December 2004; Accepted: 1 June 2005; Published: 1 November 2005
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