Roman V. Yakovlev


The article gives description of two species of Carpenter-Moths (Lepidoptera: Cossidae) new to science, Brachylia fibigeri sp. nov. from Yemen (Sana’a Province) and Mirocossus pittawayi sp. n. from Saudi Arabia (Asir Province). Both new species belong to the genera new to the fauna of the Arabian Peninsula, previously indicated only in Africa.

Full Text:



Borth, R., Ivinskis, P., Saldaitis, A. & Yakovlev, R. (2011) Cossidae of the Socotra Archipelago (Yemen). ZooKeys, 122, 45−69.

Hacker, H.H. (1999) Systematic List of the Lepidoptera of the Arabian Peninsula with a survey of the spread with special reference to the fauna of Yemen. Esperiana, 7, 15–237.

Hacker, H.H. (2016) Systematic and Illustrated Catalogue of the Macroheterocera and Superfamilies Cossoidea Leach, [1815], Zygaenoidea Latreille, 1809, Thyridoidea Herrich-Schaffer, 1846 and Hyblaeoidea Hampson, 1903 of the Arabian Peninsula, with a survey of their distribution (Lepidoptera). Esperiana, 20, 7−742.

Hacker, H.H., Schreier, H.-P. & Bischof, A. (1999) Lepidoptera of Yemen Arab Republic, collected by A. Bischof, H. Hacker and H.-P. Schreier in autumn 1996 and B. Müller in summer 1987. Esperiana, 7, 267–282.

Hacker, H.H., Aulombard, F., Bischof, A., Bittermann, J., Fibiger, M. & Schreier, H.-P. (2001) Lepidoptera of Yemen Arab Republic, collected in 1996, 1998 and 2000. Esperiana, 8, 597–600.

Lafontaine, J.D. (2004) Noctuoidea, Noctuidae (part), Noctuinae (part–Agrotini). Pp. 1–385. In: R. W. Hodges (ed.), The Moths of America North of Mexico, fasc. 27.1. Washington: The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.

Legrain, A. & Wiltshire, E. P. (1998) Provisional Checklist of the Macro-heterocera of UAE. Tribulus, 8 (2), 5–8.

Wiltshire, E.P. (1982) Insects of Saudi Arabia. Lepidoptera: Fam. Cossidae, Zygaenidae, Sesiidae, Lasiocampidae, Bombycidae, Sphingidae, Thaumetopoeidae, Thyretidae, Notodontidae, Geometridae, Lymantriidae, Noctuidae, Ctenuchidae (Part 2). Fauna of Saudi Arabia, 4, 271–331.

Wiltshire, E.P. (1990) An illustrated annotated catalogue of the Macro-Heterocera of Saudi Arabia. Fauna of Saudi Arabia, 11, 91–250.

Yakovlev, R.V. (2009) New taxa African and Asian Cossidae (Lepidoptera). Euroasian Entomological Journal, 8 (3), 353−361.

Yakovlev, R.V. (2014) A new species of Meharia Chrétien, 1915 (Lepidoptera, Cossidae) from the United Arab Emirates, with a world catalogue of the genus. Zootaxa, 3895 (3), 401–410

Yakovlev, R.V. & Dubatolov, V.V. (2013) Distribution of Carpenter-Moths (Lepidoptera, Cossidae) in Palaearctic Deserts [in Russian]. Zoologichesky Zhurnal, 92, 682−694.

Yakovlev, R.V., Saldaitis, A., Rimsaite, J., & Ivinskis, P. (2015) A new species of Camellocossus Yakovlev, 2011 (Lepidoptera: Cossidae) from Southern Oman. Zootaxa 4013 (1), 147–150.


  • There are currently no refbacks.