Moths of the family Limacodidae Duponchel, 1845 (Lepidoptera: Zygaenoidea) from Bhutan with six new generic and 12 new species records

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Jatishwor Singh Irungbam
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3003-6624
Meenakshi Singh Chib
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7092-4637
Alexey V. Solovyev
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4837-2554

Abstract

The present paper provides a checklist of 51 species in 37 genera of moths belonging to the family Limacodidae from Bhutan, of which, six genera, Setora Walker, 1855, Tennya Solovyev & Witt, 2009, Iraga Matsumura, 1927, Vanlangia Solovyev & Witt 2009, Sansarea Solovyev & Witt, 2009, and Belippa Walker, 1865 are reported for the first time from Bhutan, and 12 species, Setora postornata (Hampson, 1900), Setora fletcheri Holloway, 1987, Scopelodes testacea Butler, 1886, Thosea magna Hering, 1931, Miresa fulgida Wileman, 1910, Susica himalayana Holloway, 1982, Tennya propolia (Hampson, 1900), Iraga rugosa (Wileman, 1911), Cheromettia ferruginea (Moore, 1877), Vanlangia uniformis (Hering, 1931), Sansarea circulifera (Hering, 1933) and Belippa horrida Walker, 1865 are new records for Bhutan.  The study was conducted at Tsirang, Dagana and Sarpang districts of Bhutan from 2013 to 2015.

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Irungbam, J.S., Chib, M.S. and Solovyev, A.V. 2017. Moths of the family Limacodidae Duponchel, 1845 (Lepidoptera: Zygaenoidea) from Bhutan with six new generic and 12 new species records. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 9, 2 (Feb. 2017), 9795–9813. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.2443.9.2.9795-9813.
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Jatishwor Singh Irungbam, 1. Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic- 37005 2. Institute of Entomology, Czech Academy of Science, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic- 37005

Jatishwor Singh Irungbam (JSI) is a PhD student at Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic and also working as Research Assistant at Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Science, Czech Republic. He has been interested on Lepidoptera studies and is now focusing on taxonomy, ecology and conservation of Lepidoptera. Currently he is working on the moths of Shirui hills, Manipur, northeastern India for his PhD research. He is also a member of Bhutan Ecological Society.  

Meenakshi Singh Chib, 1. Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic- 37005 2. Institute of Entomology, Czech Academy of Science, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic- 37005

Meenakshi Singh Chib (MSC) is a PhD student at Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic and also working as Research Assistant at Institute of Entomology, Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Science, Czech Republic. She has been interested on Lepidoptera mainly focusing on ecology and conservation of Lepidoptera. Currently, she is working on the Phylogeographic patterns of Afro-oriental species of butterflies for her PhD research.  

Alexey V. Solovyev, Department of Biology and Chemistry, Ulyanovsk State Pedagogical University, Ulyanovsk 432071, Russia

Alexey V. Solovyev (AVS) is an assistant professor of the Ulyanovsk State Pedagogical University (Russia). He has been interested on Systematic, morphology and phylogeny of Lepidoptera with special interest on systematic, morphology and phylogeny of Limacodidae (Lepidoptera, Zygaenoidea).

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