New Afrotropical Opisthoheza siniaevi and Sonithometa maurice (Lepidoptera, Lasiocampidae, Lasiocampinae, Gastropachini)

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

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One new species of the genus Opisthoheza Zolotuhin & Prozorov, 2010, Opisthoheza siniaevi sp. n. from the Republic of Congo, is described together with closely related Sonithometa maurice gen & sp. n. from Guinea. The new species are compared with Opisthoheza heza Zolotuhin & Prozorov, 2010 and Nirbiana obscura (Hering, 1941). Male adults and genitalia are illustrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-166
Number of pages9
JournalEcologica Montenegrina
StatePublished - 2024
Externally publishedYes

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  • Afrotropics
  • biodiversity
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • lappet moth
  • new taxa
  • Nigeria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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