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Official Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society of Africa
Metamorphosis Volume 34 (2023), Articles: 50 - 58
Publication Date : 2023-06-15
Author/s : Knud Larsen

Title :

Description of a new species from Africa in genus Coccothera Meyrick, 1914, with additional taxonomic and faunistic information on two other Coccothera species (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Grapholitini)

Abstract :

A new species from Africa is described in the genus Coccothera Meyrick, 1914 (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Grapholitini). Coccothera albolineana spec. nov. Laspeyresia nicomacha Meyrick, 1921 is transferred to Coccothera Meyrick, 1914 comb. nov. The unknown male is described and a full description of the hitherto only partly known female genitalia is presented. Coccothera ferrifracta Diakonoff, 1968 is a synonym of Coccothera spissana (Zeller, 1852) syn. nov. The genus Coccothera Meyrick, 1914 now contains eight species. Faunistic and distributional information of Coccothera spissana (Zeller, 1852), C. nicomacha (Meyrick, 1921) and C. albolineana spec. nov. is also presented.

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Keywords:

Afrotropical Tortricidae, Coccothera, faunistics.

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