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e-ased.org, vol. 33, no. 1, pp.60-64, 2017

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5635/ASED.2017.33.1.064

First Discovery of the Lichen-Feeding Moth Bacotia sakabei (Lepidoptera: Psychidae) from Korea

Seung Jin Roh, Bong-Kyu Byun*

Affiliation: Department of Biological Science & Biotechnology, Hannam University, Daejeon 34054, Korea

Abstract: The family Psychidae is a small group consisting of 241 genera and 1,350 species in the world. The genus Bacotia, belonging to the family Psychidae, what was established by Tutt based on the type species, Fumea sepium Speyer and Speyer, 1846. In this study, we aimed to record lichen-feeding bagworms in Korea. The genus Bacotia Tutt is reported for the first time from Korea with one newly recorded species, Bacotia sakabei Seino, 1981. All available information, including the collecting localities, host plants, illustrations of adults and genitalia are presented. A DNA barcode for precise identification of the species is also described.

Keyword: Bacotia, Psychidae, Lepidoptera, new record, Korea