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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3765.4.8

The male of Sauris mouliniei (Legrand, 1971) comb. n. (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Larentiinae: Trichopterygini), an endemic Inner Seychelles moth

IVAN N. BOLOTOV, ARTEM A. FROLOV, YULIA S. KOLOSOVA, ALEXANDER V. KONDAKOV

Abstract


The history of lepidopteran studies of the Inner Seychelles is about one hundred years old, and the data have been summarized recently in a comprehensive monograph (Gerlach & Matyot 2006). The largest granitic islands contain the greatest number of species—345 for Mahé and 288 for Silhouette—but the second largest, Praslin, has only 42 recorded species. A total of 17 Geometridae species occur in the granitic Seychelles. Among them are six species of Larentiinae with two endemics, including Episteira mouliniei Legrand, 1971, a unique Trichopterygini for these islands (Gerlach & Matyot 2006). This species was described based on a single female specimen in the genus Episteira Warren, 1899. The previously unknown male of the taxon is described herein.


Keywords


Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Larentiinae, Trichopterygini

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