Research Paper

A new species of Saridoscelis Meyrick, 1894 (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae) from Taiwan

Yi-Yang Lu, Yu-Ming Hsu, Jia-Yuan Liang, Yu-Feng Hsu

Published on: 16 October 2023

Page: 425 - 429

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2023.68.425


Saridoscelis Meyrick, 1894 belongs to Yponomeutidae, with 9 described species. A new species, Saridoscelis diffusolinearum Lu & Hsu, sp. nov., is described from Taiwan, with diagnostic characters provided for both sexes herein. We also proposed that S. diffusolinearum sp. nov. is close related to S. kodamai Moriuti, 1961. The new species feeds on a subalpine bush Gaultheria cumingiana Vidal (Ericaceae) further indicating that the host plant of the subfamily Saridoscelinae may restricted to Ericaceae.

Keyword: Dasyueshan-area, Ericaceae, Gaultheria cumingiana, new species, Saridoscelis diffusolinearum, Yponomeutidae

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