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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)

Publié le 18 janvier 2016

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

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.

Mots-clés :

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

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