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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4571.1.6

Neochloroglyphica, a new genus of Geometrinae from China (Lepidoptera, Geometridae), with description of a new species

HONGXIANG HAN, PEDER SKOU, RUI CHENG

Abstract


Neochloroglyphica gen. nov. and its type species N. perbella sp. nov. are described from Yunnan, China. Morphological characters and molecular phylogenetic analysis, based on one mitochondrial and three nuclear genes, support the hypothesis that Neochloroglyphica is a member of the tribe Neohipparchini, and that it is a sister genus to Chloroglyphica. Morphological characters, including those of the genitalia, are figured and compared with related genera, especially Chloroglyphica, Neohipparchus and Chlororithra. Diagnoses for the genus and the species are provided and illustrations of external features and genitalia are presented.

 


Keywords


Lepidoptera, Neochloroglyphica, new genus, phylogeny, taxonomy

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