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Two new genera and one new species of Pantheinae from East Asia (Lepidoptera,
Noctuidae: Pantheinae). Revision of Pantheinae, contribution XI
G. BEHOUNEK1, H.L. HAN2 & V.S. KONONENKO3,4
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D-85567 Grafing/Munich, Sudetenstrasse 6, Germany. E-mail: Gottfried.Behounek@t-online.de
School of Forestry, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin, CH-150014 China. E-mail: hanhuilin@ aliyun.com
3
Laboratory of Entomology, Institute of Biology and Soil Science Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, RF-690022
Vladivostok, Russia. E-mail: vlad_kononenko@mail.ru
4
Corresponding author
2
Abstract
Two new genera, Pantheaforma gen. n. (Type-species Pantheaforma ihlei sp. n.) and Chrisotea gen. n. (Type-species
Trichosea zhangi Chen, 1990) from East Asia and a new species Pantheaforma ihlei sp. n. from Thailand and Myanmar
are described. New combination Chrisotea zhangi (Chen, 1990), comb. n. is proposed. New taxa are illustrated with imagines in colour and male and female genitalia. The little-known species Pantheana yangzisherpana Hreblay, 1998, formerly
only known from Nepal is reported for China for the first time.
Key words: Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Pantheinae, new genus, new species, new combination, Myanmar, Thailand, China
Introduction
Taxonomic revision of the subfamily Pantheinae of the Oriental Region (Behounek, Han & Kononenko 2011a,
2011b, 2012a, 2012b, 2013a, 2013b; Behounek, Kononenko 2011a, 2011b, 2012a, and 2012b) has revealed some
taxa, which do not correspond morphologically to the type-species of any genera Palaearctic, Nearctic or Oriental
Pantheinae. Two new genera, Pantheaforma gen. n. with type-species Pantheaforma ihlei sp. n. and Chrisotea
gen. n. with type-species Trichosea zhangi Chen, 1990 and a new species Pantheaforma ihlei sp. n. are described
herein to make their names available for further taxonomic and faunistic work. The holotype of Pantheaforma ihlei
sp. n. is deposited in the collection of Armin Becher, (Germany), later in the collection of Zoologische
Staatssammlung Munich, Germany (ZSM); the paratype male of P. ihlei sp. n. (examined by photograph kindly
presented us by Gabor Ronkay) preserved in Nature History Museum (London); the paratypes male and two
females are deposited in the collection of Southwest Forestry University, Kunmin, China (SWFU). Beside the
description of the new taxa we included to the article the data on a new record of Pantheana yangzisherpana
Hreblay, 1998 in South Tibet (Aut.Reg. Xizang, China).
Material and methods
The article is based on the collections of Armin Becher, (AB), Gottfried Behounek (GB), Wolfgang Speidel (WS)
(all Germany), Gabor Ronkay (GR) (Hungary), Southwest Forestry University, Kunming (SWFU) and Northeast
Forestry University, Harbin (NEFU) (both China). Some materials were examined from the collections of Nature
History Museum (NHM, London) and Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences (ZISP). Standard
methods and chemicals were used for dissection of the abdomen and preparation of the genitalia prep.s. All
examined specimens were photographed using a Nikon Coolpix 4500; genitalia preparates were photographed by
same camera attached to a microscope with an LM-scope adapter, and further processed and combined to plates by
Adobe Photoshop CS3 software.
Accepted by M. Pellinen: 25 Nov. 2014; published: 28 Jan. 2015
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the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 31272355) and the Fundamental Research Funds for the
Central University (No. 2572014DA02) for H.L. Han.
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