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Published: 2021-06-04
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Tyrictaca hyalina (Kallies & Arita, 2001) (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae: Tinthiini)—a description of pupa and the introduction into Europe on an infested Ficus microcarpa

Department of Systematic Zoology, Institute of Environmental Biology, A. Mickiewicz University, Uniwersytetu Poznańskiego 6, Poznań 61-614, Poland.
The Main Inspectorate of Plant Health and Seed Inspection, Central Laboratory, Unit in Katowice, Grabowa1A, 40-172 Katowice, Poland.
Department of Natural History, Upper Silesian Museum in Bytom, pl. Jana III Sobieskiego 2, 41-902 Bytom, Poland.
Lepidoptera alien species exuviae Ficus sp. species introduction


The clearwing moth, Tyrictaca hyalina (Kallies & Arita, 2001) (Tinthiini, Sesiidae), was reared from cultivated Ficus microcarpa L.f. which were imported from China to Poland. Tyrictaca hyalina is native to southeast Asia and was probably reared before from the same imported Ficus plants in Germany and France. This article presents the first description of the pupal morphology of Tyrictaca. We compare the description of pupal morphology of T. hyalina to known morphological features of the pupae of other Tinthiini species. The morphological characters of adult and male genitalia are also presented.



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