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Botyodes diniasalis Walker, [1859]; PED 14

  • Taxonomy

    The male holotype of Botys diniasalis Walker, 1859: 649 from China (Shanghai) is in the NHM (Fortune's Coll.).

    syn. Pyrausta capnosalis Caradja 1925:369 as a var. of diniasalis (LepIndex), TL China Canton.

    The placement of this spp. is problematical. Shaffer (1999, note on LepIndex card) suggested Condylorrhiza. Unfortunately Condylorrhiza Lederer 1863, TS Condylorrhiza vestigialis Guenee 1854: 321 TL South America (Colombia) may be a genus restricted to the New World. Wang & Speidel (2000: 237) treated this sp. in Botyodes and although the morphotype is very similar to some members of the Old World Ategumia group (which may also need also to be placed in a new genus), for convenience, we retain it there.

  • Description

    Wing Length: 14.5mm. A yellow sp. with orange brown transverse markings. The FW has a transparent discocellular mark outlined in brown and the FW has a broad brown submarginal fascia towards the tornus. There is slight sexual dimorphism the males having elongated and thinner abdomens than the females. Botys [Botyodes] principalis Leech, 1889 has broader linear markings but a smaller discocellular mark. See also Ategumia euryphaea Meyrick, 1932.

  • Distribution & Habitat

    Africa, India (NW.Himanchal Pradesh, Himalaya?), Nepal, Sabah, Indonesia (N. Sumatra). China (S, E), Taiwan, Japan. Lowland to subalpine; <2000m.

  • Life History & Pest Status

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  • Similar spp.

    Pyrausta ochracealis
    Old World Ategumia group
    Ategumia euryphaea

  • Unrelated Look-alike

    Botyodes principalis

  • References

    Caradja, A. (1925b) Euber Chinas Pyraliden, Tortriciden, Tineiden nebst kurze Betrachtungen, zu denen das Studium dieser Fauna Veranlassung gibt Acad. Romana Mem. Sect. Stiint. ser. iii, 3 (7): 257-383, 2 pls.

    Walker, F. (1859d [May 10]) Pyralides, In; List Spec. Lepid. Ins. Coll. B. M., Cat. Lepid. Heterocera. Ser. 4, 18: 509-798.

  • Genitalia

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  • DNA Barcode

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  • 3D Imaging

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  • Spare

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(1) Taxonomy, (2) Description, (3) Distribution & Habitat, (4) Life History & Pest Status, (5) Similar spp., (6) Unrelated Look-alikes, (7) References, (8) Genitalia, (9) DNA Barcode, (10) 3D Imaging, (11) Spare