Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 45 (1), pp. 196, 1999

Title: New genera and species of Noctuidae from Vietnam, Thailand and Nepal (Lepidoptera)

Authors: Hreblay, M., Peregovits, L.* and L. Ronkay*

Authors' address: H-2030 Érd, Somfa u. 15, Hungary
*Department of Zoology, Hungarian Natural History Museum, H-1088 Budapest, Baross u.13, Hungary,
E-mail: perego@zoo.zoo.nhmus.hu; ronkay@zoo.zoo.nhmus.hu

Abstract: A taxonomic study of the Himalayan winter Noctuidae fauna has resulted a large number of new taxa. In this paper two new genera (Daseutype and Csorbatype), 39 new species (Hermonassa sobeyi, Diarsia ypsiloidea, Dryobotodes himalayensis, Himalistra jeleni, Nyctycia dissimilis, N. szabokyi, N. nivescens, N. ionochlora, N. albivariegata, N. niveifera, Potnyctycia frontieri, Meganyctycia fansipana, Isolasia caovansungi, I. jacktordoffi, I. dilutissima, Daseuplexia brevipennata, Daseutype porphyrea, Paranyctycia miraculosa, Agrochola kosagezai, A. pallidilinea, A. karma, A. plumbitincta, Hemiglaea ionea, Rhynchaglaea discoidea, Owadaglaea reticulata, Elwesia macrophthalma, E. vuquangconi, Hyalobole subtropica, Xanthia glaucozona, Mniotype chlorobesa, M. csanadii, Apamea erythrographa, A. nigrostria, Chandata maminti, Actinotia stevenswani, Diphtherocome impectinata, D. bryochlora, D. chloronympha, Amphipyra owadai) and 7 new subspecies (Nyctycia stenoptera violascens, N. endoi hiemalis, Agrochola albirena annamica, Hemiglaea costalis leptotaenia, Elwesia tarka sericea, E. diplostigma vasarhelyii and Amphipyra owadai nepalensis) are described. Nyctycia plumbeomarginata (Hampson, 1895), Agrochola antiqua (Hacker, 1992), A. semirena (Draudt, 1950), A. sakabei (Sugi, 1980) and Diphtherocome thaumasia (Hreblay et Ronkay, 1998), are stated as comb. n. The majority of these novelties is collected in North Vietnam at the higher forest belts of the Fan Si Pan Mts (the highest mountains in Indochina). With 171 figures.

Key words: Key words: new taxa, Noctuidae, Himalayan winter fauna, Vietnam, Thailand, Nepal