A New Record of Notodontidae Moth, Neodrymonia marginalis in Korea

  • Choi, Sei-Woong (Department of Environmental Education, Mokpo National University) ;
  • Kim, Sung-Soo (Research Institute for East Asian Environment and Biology) ;
  • Jeon, Ju-A (Butterfly Village Agricultural Cooperation)
  • Received : 2020.03.09
  • Accepted : 2020.04.03
  • Published : 2020.04.30


Herein, we report a new record of Notodontidae moth, Neodrymonia marginalis (Matsumura) in Korea. This species is characterized by grayish forewing that shows thick dark grayish band between basal and antemedial line, smooth postmedial line costally with blackish crescent line, dark grayish subtermen with dark brownish thick band costally, and whitish and black dot shaped discal dot. The female genitalia can be distinguished by the broad, plate-shaped postvaginalis, strongly sclerotized ductus dursae with three long spike shaped and several small spike shaped processes, and large, ovate corpus bursae with a large fan-shaped plate signum. Neodrymonia marginalis can be distinguished from N. deliana by the shape and color of the costal part of postmedial line and subtermen of forewing. The female genitalia of N. marginalis can be distinguished from those of N. deliana by the rectangular postvaginalis and more spike like processes of the anterior of ductus bursae. Up to now, four species of Neodrymonia are recorded in Korea: N. delia (Leech, 1889), N. coreana Matsumura, 1922, N. deliana Gaede, 1933, and Neodrymonia marginalis.


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