Tarsolepis is a genus of moths in the family Notodontidae erected by Arthur Gardiner Butler in 1872.

Tarsolepis
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Tarsolepis sommeri
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Tarsolepis

Butler, 1872
Type species
Tarsolepis remicauda
Butler, 1872
Synonyms
  • Crino Hübner, [1821] (preocc. Lamarck, 1798)
  • Pika Matsumura, 1929 (preocc. Lacepède, 1799)
  • Megashachia Matsumura, 1929

SpeciesEdit

Distribution and habitatEdit

There are about 15 species in the genus, which are distributed from India, Indochina, China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan through the oriental islands of the Philippines and Indonesia until New Guinea. The highest diversity of species is found in Indochina.[1] The genus has been recorded from a wide range of lowland forest types.[2] The larvae feed on the maple family (Aceraceae).[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Schintlmeister, Alexander; Pinratana, Pinratana (2006). Moth of Thailand, Vol. 5: Notodontidae. Bangkok: St. Gabriel. ISBN 9789748814940.
  2. ^ Holloway, Jeremy Daniel (1983). The Moths of Borneo, Part 4: Notodontidae. Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Nature Society & Southdene Sdn Bhd.

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