Scientific note: First record of the remarkable clearwing moth, Akaisphecia melanopuncta O. Gorbunov & Arita, 1995 (Sesiidae: Sesiinae: Osminiini), from Thailand, with comments on likely Batesian mimicry

Donald L. J. Quicke , Marta Skowron Volponi , Ian J. Kitching , Buntika A. Butcher , Antonio Giudici


The sesiid moth, Akaisphecia melanopuncta O. Gorbunov & Arita, 1995, is recorded from Thailand for the first time, having originally been described from Vietnam and subsequently recorded from Laos. Photographs of a living individual are presented that illustrate that in life it is a very good mimic of red-and-black aposematic Hemiptera (Heteroptera) such as various predatory pyrrhocorids.
Author Donald L. J. Quicke
Donald L. J. Quicke,,
, Marta Skowron Volponi (FB / DMoB)
Marta Skowron Volponi,,
- Department of Molecular Biology
, Ian J. Kitching
Ian J. Kitching,,
, Buntika A. Butcher
Buntika A. Butcher,,
, Antonio Giudici
Antonio Giudici,,
Journal seriesJOURNAL OF ASIA-PACIFIC ENTOMOLOGY, ISSN 1226-8615, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.3
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)25
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 25.0, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 0.875 (2) - 2017=0.98 (5)
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