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The genus Homaloxestis Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Lecithoceridae) from China, with descriptions of two new species



Five species of the genus Homaloxestis Meyrick are recorded from China. Homaloxestis aciformis sp. nov. from Chongqing and H. ellipsoidea sp. nov. from Yunnan are described as new. Homaloxestis plocamandra (Meyrick, 1907), H. australis Park, 2004 and H. saitoi Park, 2004 are newly recorded from China. Photographs of adults and genital structures are provided. All the known species in China are listed.


Lepidoptera, Lecithoceridae, Homaloxestis, new species, new record, China

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