Four new species close to Sonitha libera and Sonitha myoctona from the Congolian lowland forests (Lepidoptera, Lasiocampidae)

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

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Abstract

Four new species of the genus Sonitha Zolotuhin & Prozorov, 2010 are described: Sonitha adedapo sp. n. from Nigeria, Gabon, and DRC; Sonitha bekombo sp. n. and Sonitha ekongo sp. n. from DRC; and Soniha olanrewaju sp. n. from Nigeria and DRC. The new species are compared with closely related Sonitha libera (Aurivillius, 1915) and Sonitha myoctona Zolotuhin & Prozorov, 2010. Male adults, genitalia and maps with collecting localities are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-116
Number of pages18
JournalEcologica Montenegrina
Volume72
DOIs
StatePublished - 2024
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Afrotropical realm
  • biodiversity
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Gabon
  • lappet moth
  • Nigeria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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