Eleven species of noctuid moths new to China of the boreal faunal complex (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)

  • Huilin HanEmail author
  • Vladimir S. Kononenko
Original Paper


Eleven species of the Noctuidae [Polia hepatica (Clerck, 1759), P. malchani (Draudt, 1934), P. vespertilio (Draudt, 1934), Lasionycta skraelingia (Herrich-Schäffer, 1852), L. hospita A. Bang-Haas, 1912; Xestia kolymae (Herz, 1903), X. albuncula (Eversmann, 1851), X. subgrisea (Staudinger, 1897), X. penthima (Erschoff, 1870), X. sincera (Herrich-Schäffer, 1851), and X. rhaetica (Staudinger, 1871)] of the boreal faunal complex are reported for the first time from China. Illustrations of adults and the genitalia of both sexes are provided. Information on these newly recorded species, original descriptions, type-locality, synonyms, references, host plants and bionomics are provided.


Lepidoptera Noctuidae New records Boreal complex Northeast China 



We extend thank to the curators of collections in the Northeast Forestry University.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of ForestryNortheast Forestry UniversityHarbinPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Laboratory of Entomology, Federal Scientific Center of the East Asia Terrestrial Biodiversity, Far Eastern BranchRussian Academy of SciencesVladivostok-22Russia

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