A new genus of Afrotropical Lasiocampini: Revaya gen. n. (Lepidoptera, Lasiocampidae, Lasiocampinae)

Alexey M. Prozorov, Tatiana A. Prozorova, Roman V. Yakovlev, Julia S. Volkova, Aidas Saldaitis, Harald Sulak, Edita E. Revay, Günter C. Müller

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A new genus Revaya gen. n. with Revaya yahya sp. n. (type-species) and Revaya edita sp. n. are described. A detailed diagnosis for the new genus is provided and compared with three closely related genera: Catalebeda Aurivillius, 1902; Ptyssophlebia Berio, 1937; and Oplometa, Aurivillius 1894. Male genitalia of Oplometa cassandra (Druce, 1887) and female genitalia of Ptyssophlebia discocellularis (Strand, 1912) are illustrated for the first time. Catalebeda producta, P. discocellularis and O. cassandra are recorded for the first time in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-222
Number of pages16
Issue number2
StatePublished - 9 Nov 2023
Externally publishedYes

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  • Africa
  • Catalebeda
  • Oplometa
  • Ptyssophlebia
  • lappet moths
  • new record

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology


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