Zoological Studies

Vol. 61, 2022

(update: 2022.11.25)

The Newly Recorded Fern-spore Feeding Moths in the Genus Calicotis, Meyrick 1889 (Lepidoptera: Stathmopodidae) from Taiwan, with Notes on Life History of Three Species

Zong-Yu Shen1,2,3, Takeshi Terada4, and Yu-Feng Hsu2,*

1DBiodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taipei 115, Taiwan. E-mail: jeffshannnu2014mouse@gmail.com (Shen)
2Department of Life Science, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei 106, Taiwan. *Correspondence: E-mail: t43018@ntnu.edu.tw (Hsu)
3Biodiversity Program, Taiwan International Graduate Program, Academia Sinica and National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan
4Okayama Prefectural Environmental Conservation Foundation, Inc., Okayama 700, Japan. E-mail: takeshi6262@hotmail.com (Terada)

Received 11 March 2022 / Accepted 11 August 2022
Communicated by Y. Miles Zhang

Three newly recorded species of the genus Calicotis, Meyrick 1889 are reported from Taiwan: C. attiei (Guillermet, 2011), C. rotundinidus Terada, 2016, and C. exclamationis Terada, 2016. C. biserraticola Terada, 2016 is treated as a junior subjective synonym for C. attiei based on both morphological and molecular data. The life history of these three species is presented as well as the first observation of fern-feeding stathmopodid eggs in the world.

Key words: Cuprininae, Ferns, Immature biology, Spore-feeding, Taiwan.

Citation: Shen ZY, Terada T, Hsu YF. 2022. The newly recorded fern-spore feeding moths in the genus Calicotis, Meyrick 1889 (Lepidoptera: Stathmopodidae) from Taiwan, with notes on life history of three species. Zool Stud 61:63. doi:10.6620/ZS.2022.61-63.