Lemoniidae are not distributed in China: the moth identified as <em>Lemonia taraxaci</em> (Lepidoptera: Leomoniidae) in China is actually a bombycid species (Lepidoptera: Bombycidae)
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ACTA ENTOMOLOGICA SINICA  2017, Vol. 60 Issue (6): 731-734    DOI: 10.16380/j.kcxb.2017.06.013
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Lemoniidae are not distributed in China: the moth identified as Lemonia taraxaci (Lepidoptera: Leomoniidae) in China is actually a bombycid species (Lepidoptera: Bombycidae)
CUI Le1, 2, CHENG Rui1, JIANG Nan1,*
 (1. Key Laboratory of Zoological Systematics and Evolution, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China; 2. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China)
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Abstract After reexamining the specimens identified by WANG Lin-Yao (1998) as Lemonia taraxaci (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) in his paper titled “Lemoniidae-New to China” and deposited in Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, we found that it is a misidentification of Rotunda rotundapex (Miyata & Kishida, 1990) (Lepidoptera: Bombycidae), so the record of the family Lemoniidae in China by WANG (1998) should be canceled. We redescribed the morphological characteristics of the misidentified specimens, provided the photos of the adults, wing venation and genitalia, and compared the diagnostic characteristics of this bombycid species and the true Lemonia taraxaci.
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Key wordsBombycidae   Lemoniidae   Lemonia taraxaci   Rotunda rotundapex   misidentification   diagnostic characteristics   distribution   China     
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CUI Le,CHENG Rui,JIANG Nan. Lemoniidae are not distributed in China: the moth identified as Lemonia taraxaci (Lepidoptera: Leomoniidae) in China is actually a bombycid species (Lepidoptera: Bombycidae)[J]. ACTA ENTOMOLOGICA SINICA, 2017, 60(6): 731-734.
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