A remarkable new species of the genus Teinotarsina (Lepidoptera, Sesiidae) from Okinawa-jima, Japan

Sadahisa Yagi, Toshiya Hirowatari, Yutaka Arita

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Abstract

A new species of long-legged clearwing moth Teinotarsina aurantiaca Yagi, Hirowatari & Arita, sp. n. is described from Okinawa-jima, the Ryukyus, Japan. The species is distinguishable at a glance from other related congeners by the remarkable orange scales ornamenting many parts of the body, such as antennae, palpi, legs, and wings. We hypothesize that the species acquired these differences as a result of convergence with toxic species (Batesian mimicry) or other mimics (Müllerian mimicry).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-152
Number of pages10
JournalZooKeys
Volume2016
Issue number571
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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A remarkable new species of the genus Teinotarsina (Lepidoptera, Sesiidae) from Okinawa-jima, Japan. / Yagi, Sadahisa; Hirowatari, Toshiya; Arita, Yutaka.

In: ZooKeys, Vol. 2016, No. 571, 01.01.2016, p. 143-152.

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