New genera and problematic species in African Lithosiinae (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae, Lymantriidae)

  • Mario Antonio Durante
Keywords: Lithosiinae, Lymantriidae, new genera, problematic species, Afrotropical Region


This paper deals with some problematic species in the subfamily Lithosiinae. Two new monospecific genera are proposed: Parafrasura gen. nov. and Palaeugoa gen. nov. The former presents the following autapomorphies: tegumen strong and large; uncus long and slightly claviform; typical scaphium-gnathos complex. The latter presents as autapomorphies the disposition of the bands of the wings pattern, and the male genitalia shape. Asura naumanni Kühne, 2005 is considered incertae sedis within Lithosiinae and Asura phaeosticta Kiriakoff, 1958 is transferred to Euproctis Hübner, [1819] (Lymantriidae) (comb. nov.).


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Mario Antonio Durante


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How to Cite
Durante, M. A. (2012). New genera and problematic species in African Lithosiinae (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae, Lymantriidae). European Journal of Taxonomy, (22).