Lycophantis elongata Moriuti, 1963
A Brief Introduction
Lycophantis is a yponomeutid genus distributed in Asia tropics or subtropics, with 6 described species sharing similar wing pattern until now. L. elongata and L. chalcoleuca were reported to distributed in Taiwan by Moriuti (1963). These two species could be distinguished from the presence of signum in the latter but absence in the former. However, in Sohn & Park's (2010) study, the opposite opinion was held based on the study of Moriuti (1963): signum present in L. elongata but not L. chalcoleuca. In the present article, Sohn & Park's (2010) opinion is taken and specimen in this photo is identified to be L. elongata after dissection.
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Moriuti S., 1977. Fauna Japonica, Ypomeutidae s. lat. (Insecta, Lepidoptera). Tokyo, 327 pp.(本文獻目前尚未檢視)
Sohn JC & Park KT, 2010. Three new species of Lycophantis Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae) from Vietnam, with a key to the world species. Oriental Insects 44(1): 225-233.