A New Record of Perixera punctata (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) from Korea

  • Choi, Sei-Woong (Department of Environmental Education, Mokpo National University) ;
  • Kim, Sung-Soo (Research Institute for East Asian Environment and Biology)
  • Received : 2011.12.23
  • Accepted : 2011.01.06
  • Published : 2012.01.31


A sterrhine species, Perixera punctata (Warren) is reported for the first time from Korea. One male and one female were collected from Jeju Island, South Korea. Perixera punctata can be distinguished by the long bipectinate male antennae, the blackish discal dot and a large dark grayish dot on the subcosta of the forewings and a large dark brownish discal dot and blackish undulating postmedial line on the hindwings. In the male genitalia, a long slender valva with two arm-shaped costal processes is a distinguishing character. In the female genitalia, long and medially twisted ductus bursae with a colliculum, and large, ovate corpus bursae with minute dots are distinguishing characters. Diagnosis and description of the species are given with figures of the male and female genitalia.


Grant : survey and excavation of Korean indigenous species

Supported by : National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR)


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