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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4392.3.8

A new genus and species of myrmecophile clearwing moth (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) from East Africa

DAVID AGASSIZ, AXEL KALLIES

Abstract


A new genus, Osmanthedon Kallies gen. nov., in the tribe Synanthedonini and a new species, Osmanthedon domaticola Agassiz & Kallies spec. nov., are described. This is the first record of a sesiid species associated with ant galls (domatia) found on whistling thorn Acacia, Vachellia drepanolobium (Harms ex Sjöstedt) P.J.H.Hurter (Fabaceae), in East Africa.

 


Keywords


Lepidoptera, Acacia, Afrotropical, Osmanthedon, Synanthedonini, new taxa, Kenya, Tanzania

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