Monday, March 12, 2018

[Entomology • 2018] Osmanthedon domaticola • A New Genus and Species of Myrmecophile Clearwing Moth (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) from East Africa


Osmanthedon domaticola  Agassiz & Kallies, 2018

   DOI:  10.11646/zootaxa.4392.3.8 

Abstract

A new genusOsmanthedon Kallies gen. nov., in the tribe Synanthedonini and a new speciesOsmanthedon domaticola Agassiz & Kallies spec. nov., are described. This is the first record of a sesiid species associated with ant galls (domatia) found on whistling thorn Acacia, Vachellia drepanolobium (Harms ex Sjöstedt) P.J.H.Hurter (Fabaceae), in East Africa.

Keywords: Lepidoptera, Acacia, Afrotropical, Osmanthedon, Synanthedonini, new taxa, Kenya, Tanzania



David Agassiz and Axel Kallies. 2018. A New Genus and Species of Myrmecophile Clearwing Moth (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) from East Africa. Zootaxa. 4392(3); 588–594. DOI:  10.11646/zootaxa.4392.3.8

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