Four Species of the Family Erebidae (Lepidoptera), New to Korea

  • Received : 2020.01.27
  • Accepted : 2020.03.30
  • Published : 2020.04.30


This paper reports four species of Erebidae from the southern part of Korea: two Boletobiinae, Honeyania ragusana (Freyer, 1845), Enispa masuii Sugi, 1982, one Hermininae, Adrapsa ablualis Walker, 1859, and one Arctiinae, Stictane rectilinea (Snellen, 1879). Honeyania ragusana can be distinguished by the following: a blackish dot on the apex of the forewing with strongly curved medial lines, a long slender uncus and a strongly distally bifurcated valva with a large distally expanded costa and a thumb-shaped process of sacculus on the male genitalia as well as a sclerotized antrum, strongly tapered ductus bursae, and large corpus bursae on the female genitalia. Enispa masuii, a lichen feeder, can be distinguished by the whitish medial lines of the grayish fore- and hindwings, and a pair of rounded ball-shaped lamella antevaginalis, long, sclerotized ductus bursae, and pear-shaped corpus bursae without signum of the female genitalia. Adrapsa ablualis can be distinguished by the whitish medial lines of the fore- and hindwings and large medial process of the costa and dentate distal margin of the valva of the male genitalia. Stictane rectilinea can be distinguished by the broad dark grayish medial band of the forewing and the long knife-shaped valva with a strongly hooked process on the distal part of the sacculus of the male genitalia.


Supported by : National Institute of Biological Resources(NIBR)


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