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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3709.4.5

The Cossidae (Lepidoptera) of Malawi with descriptions of two new species

ROMAN V. YAKOVLEV, RAYMOND J. MURPHY

Abstract


An annotated list of Cossidae of Malawi including 30 species from 13 genera and 3 subfamilies is presented for the first time. Two new species are described: Macrocossus grebennikovi Yakovlev, sp. nov. and Strigocossus elephas Yakovlev, sp. nov. Three new synonyms are established: Strigocossus moderatus (Walker, 1856) = Strigocossus leucopteris Houlbert, 1916, syn. nov. = Xyleutes sjoestedti vosseleri Gaede, 1930, syn. nov. and Strigocossus capensis (Walker, 1856) = Azygophleps kilimandjarae Le Cerf, 1914, syn. nov.


Keywords


Cossidae, Malawi, new species, fauna, Macrocossus grebennikovi, Strigocossus elephas

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