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Official Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
2020, Metamorphosis Volume 31 Part 1 Articles: 33 - 39
Publication Date : 2020-06-28
Author/s : Timm Karisch, Liza Fowler, Natasha Stevens and Amy-Jayne Dutton

Title :

Three new Opogona species with wing reduction from St Helena Island, South Atlantic Ocean (Lepidoptera: Tineidae: Hieroxestinae)

Abstract :

Three new species of Opogona Zeller, 1853 from St Helena Island with wing reduction are described; Opogona ashmolei Karisch & Fowler, sp. nov., Opogona squamata Karisch & Stevens, sp. nov. and Opogona exiguata Karisch & Dutton, sp. nov. All these species were found in the semi-desert areas in the Eastern Part of the island, where the larva of O. ashmolei Karisch & Fowler, sp. nov. feeds on Suaeda fruticosa.

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Keywords:

Taxonomy, Tineidae, Opogona ashmolei, Opogona squamata, Opogona exiguata, brachyptery, St Helena Island

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