Second contribution to the knowledge of the Lithosiini of Gabon: the genus Nanna Birket-Smith (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae)

Antonio Durante, Emelie Arlette Apinda-Legnouo, Chiara Romano

Abstract


The presence of the genus Nanna in Gabon is treated. Four species are recorded, two of which are new to science (N. molouba sp. nov. and N. semigrisea sp. nov.), and the hitherto unknown female of Nanna ceratopygia is described. A checklist and a key to the species of the genus Nanna are provided.

Keywords


Arctiinae; Lithosiini; Nanna; new species; Afrotropical Region

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2013.65

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