Vavizola hela – new species and genus of Afrotropic Lasiocampini (Lepidoptera, Lasiocampidae)

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

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A new genus Vavizola gen. n. and a new species Vavizola hela sp. n. are described from southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. They belong to the former so-called “Pachypasa sensu lato” group. Morphology of the new genus is compared with 5 other genera from the group and the full-length sequences of cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) are compared with 9 genera from the group, both confirm the description.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-66
Number of pages12
JournalEcologica Montenegrina
StatePublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes

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  • Africa
  • Kenya
  • Pachypasa
  • Tanzania
  • morphology
  • new taxon
  • phylogeny

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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