A new species of wasp-mimicking clearwing moth from Peninsular Malaysia with DNA barcode and behavioural notes (Lepidoptera, Sesiidae)

Marta Agnieszka Skowron Volponi , Paolo Volponi


A new species of clearwing moth, Pyrophleps ellawi Skowron Volponi, sp. n., is described from Peninsular Malaysia. Information on the habitat, time and conditions of occurrence, flight and mud-puddling behaviour, functional morphology, and DNA barcode are also provided. Photographs and a supplementary video from the wild demonstrate the postures and behaviour of this species of Pyrophleps, whose remaining members were described only on the basis of pinned specimens. This is the first record of this genus in Peninsular Malaysia.
Author Marta Agnieszka Skowron Volponi (FB / DMoB)
Marta Agnieszka Skowron Volponi,,
- Department of Molecular Biology
, Paolo Volponi
Paolo Volponi,,
Journal seriesZookeys, ISSN 1313-2989, (A 25 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in English Sesiidae, clearwing moth, Pyrophleps ellawi, mimicry, mud-puddling, behaviour, Malaysia
URL https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.692.13587
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Other open licence; with publication
Score (nominal)25
ScoreMinisterial score = 25.0, 20-12-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 25.0, 20-12-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 1.031 (2) - 2016=1.116 (5)
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