Two new species of the genus Telephata Meyrick (Lepidoptera, Lecithoceridae) from Papua New Guinea with notes on T. nitens (Daikonoff), comb. nov.

Authors


Kyu-Tek Park, McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 USA. Email: ktpark02@gmail.com

Abstract

Two new species of the genus Telephata Meyrick which has been known to be monotypic, T. melanista, sp. nov. and T. ferruginula, sp. nov., are described from Papua New Guinea. A known species from the island, Lecithocera nitens Daikonoff, is transferred to this genus; Telephata nitens (Diakonoff), comb. nov. Keys to the species of Telephata, based on external and genital characters are given, along with illustrations of adults, wing venations, and male genitalia.

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