Two new sister species of Gastroplakaeis: G. lidia and G. alena (Lepidoptera, Lasiocampidae, Lasiocampinae, Selenepherini)

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

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Abstract

Two new peculiar Gastroplakaeis Möschler, 1887 are described: Gastroplakaeis lidia sp. n. from Ivory Coast and Gastroplakaeis alena sp. n. from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Both are similar in appearance but separated by the Dahomey Gap. Adults of both sexes and their genitalia are figured.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-188
Number of pages11
JournalEcologica Montenegrina
Volume72
DOIs
StatePublished - 2024
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Afrotropical realm
  • biodiversity
  • Dahomey Gap
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Ivory Coast
  • lappet moth
  • Zambia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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