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New species of “giant” plume moths of the genus Platyptilia (Lepidoptera, Pterophoridae) from Uganda

Peter USTUZHANIN, Vasiliy KOVTUNOVICH & Anna USTJUZHANINA

en European Journal of Taxonomy 2016 - Pages 1-6 (EJT-172)

Published on 18 January 2016

This paper describes two new species of plume moths from the group of the so-called “giant” Platyptilia Hubner, 1825: Platyptilia fletcheri Ustjuzhanin & Kovtunovich sp. nov. and P. stanleyi Ustjuzhanin & Kovtunovich sp. nov. Both species were collected in the Rwenzori Mountains in Uganda and Rwanda, respectively. Platyptilia stanleyi Ustjuzhanin & Kovtunovich sp. nov. exceeds all the known African species of Pterophoridae in its wingspan of 49 mm.

Keywords :

Pterophoridae, Platyptilia, Uganda, Rwenzori Mountains, new species.

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