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1 July 2017 Another New Lygodium-Boring Species of the Musotimine Genus Siamusotima (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) from China
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Siamusotima disrupta Solis, n. sp., is a stem-boring musotimine from China. It was discovered in the stems of several Lygodium Sw. species (Lygodiaceae) during exploration for biological control agents of Lygodium microphyllum (Cav.) R. Br., the Old World climbing fern. This is the second report of a stem-boring pyraloid larva with a unique, cup-like modification of the anal segment. The larval morphology of S. disrupta is compared with that of the previously described S. aranea Solis and Yen. Observations on life history are presented; the adult has not been captured in the wild.
M. Alma Solis, Paul Pratt, Jeff Makinson, Ryan Zonneveld and Ellen Lake "Another New Lygodium-Boring Species of the Musotimine Genus Siamusotima (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) from China," Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 119(3), (1 July 2017). https://doi.org/10.4289/0013-8797.119.3.471
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