1887

n African Entomology - Henicovalva gen. n., a new genus of predominantly Afrotropical Ennominae with unusually complex genitalia (Lepidoptera: Geometridae)

Volume 25 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1021-3589
USD

 

Abstract

Henicovalva gen. n. (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Ennominae), a new genus of ennomine geometrids characterised by unusually complex male and female genitalia, is described and illustrated. In addition to the East African type species H. xera (Prout, L. B., 1922) comb. n., which is transferred from Odontopera Stephens, 1831, nine additional members of this genus are described as new to science: H. serulensis sp. n. from northeastern Botswana, H. mpisiensis sp. n. from Swaziland, H. lebomboensis sp. n. from northern KwaZulu-Natal, H. dissoluta sp. n. from northeastern Tanzania, H. staudei sp. n. from central Kenya, H. praedicta sp. n. from southwestern Kenya, H. pulveraria sp. n. from Rwanda, H. negus sp. n. from Ethiopia, and H. yemenensis sp. n. from the Yemen Arab Republic. Although the recorded distribution of Henicovalva gen. n. is disjunct, this may be due to sampling bias. The phylogenetic position of the new genus within Ennominae is discussed, and it is tentatively placed in Ennomini. Illustrations of the adults and male and female genitalia, where known, are provided, as is a map showing the distribution of the southern African species. The study is complemented by a Gazetteer.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journal/10520/EJC-634c2a6be
2017-03-01
2017-10-21

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error