Synopsis of the Ethmiinae (Lepidoptera, Gelechioidea: Depressariidae) of the Afrotropical Region and descriptions of new species

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In Africa south of the Sahara 55 valid species of the subfamily Ethmiinae have been recognised to date. These species are listed alphabetically including important synonyms. The country of origin and the depository of the type material are indicated. In this article seven new species are communicated from Kenya, Namibia and South Africa. They are described as Ethmia aberdaresi sp. n., Ethmia anikini sp. n., Ethmia kagamegensis sp. n., Ethmia karasbergensis sp. n., Ethmia kunenica sp. n., Ethmia kuisibi sp. n., and Ethmia fluviatilis sp. n. The adult moths of the new species are illustrated in colour. The male and female genitalia are depicted as black/white photos including line drawings of lateral and dorsal views of male genitalia. The systematic position of the new species is briefly discussed.

Synopsis of the Ethmiinae (Lepidoptera, Gelechioidea: Depressariidae) of the Afrotropical Region and descriptions of new species

in Tijdschrift voor Entomologie

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    Adults of Ethmia spp. – 1, Ethmia aberdaresi sp. n., male, holotype, MFN; 2, Ethmia aberdaresi sp. n., female, paratype, MFN; 3, Ethmia rhomboidella Walsingham, 1897, male, MFN; 4, Ethmia rhomboidella Walsingham, 1897, female, MFN; 5, Ethmia kunenica sp. n., male, holotype, MFN; 6, Ethmia kunenica sp. n., female, paratype, MFN.

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    Genitalia of Ethmia spp. – 7, Ethmia aberdaresi sp. n. – male genitalia, holotype, Shovkoon praeparavit, prep. No. 111 MFN; 8, Ethmia aberdaresi sp. n. – female genitalia, a and b – general view, c – signum, paratype, Shovkoon praeparavit, prep. No. 112 MFN; 9, Ethmia rhomboidella Walsingham, 1897 – male genitalia, Shovkoon praeparavit, prep. No. 113 MFN; 10, Ethmia rhomboidella Walsingham, 1897 – female genitalia, a and b – general view, c – signum, Shovkoon praeparavit, prep. No. 114 MFN; 11, Ethmia kunenica sp. n. – male genitalia, holotype, Shovkoon praeparavit, prep. No. 115 MFN; 12, Ethmia kunenica sp. n. – female genitalia, a and b – general view, c – signum, paratype Shovkoon praeparavit, prep. No. 116 MFN.

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    Adults of Ethmia spp. – 13, Ethmia anikini sp. n. – male: a – general view, b – diagram of head and thorax maculation, paratype, ZISP; 14, Ethmia melanocrates Meyrick, 1923 – male: a – general view, b – diagram of head and thorax maculation, Kenya, Aberdares Bongo campsite, MFN; 15, Ethmia melanocrates Meyrick, 1923: female, type, MNHN.

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    Genitalia of Ethmia spp. – 16, Ethmia anikini sp. n. – male genitalia: a – general view, b – aedeagus, Shovkoon praeparavit, prep. No. 117, paratype, ZISP; 17, Ethmia. melanocrates Meyrick, 1923: – male genitalia: a – general view, b – aedeagus, Shovkoon praeparavit, prep. No. 119, MFN; 18, Ethmia melanocrates Meyrick, 1923: female genitalia: a – general view, b – signum, dorsal view, Shovkoon D.F. praeparavit, prep. No. 156, type, MNHN.

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    Adults of Ethmia spp. – 19, Ethmia fluviatilis sp. n. – male: a – general view, b – diagram of head and thorax maculation, holotype NMNW; 20, Ethmia fluviatilis sp. n. – female, paratype, MFN; 21, Ethmia glandifera Meyrick, 1918 – male: a – general view, b – diagram of head and thorax maculation, MFN.

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    Genitalia of Ethmia spp. – 22, Ethmia fluviatilis sp. n. – male genitalia: a – general view and b – aedeagus, holotype W. Mey praeparavit, prep. 46/12, MFN; 23, Ethmia fluviatilis sp. n. – female genitalia, a – general view, b – bursae, c – signum, paratype, Shovkoon praeparavit, prep. No. 120, MFN; 24, Ethmia glandifera Meyrick, 1918 – male genitalia: a – general view and b – aedeagus, Shovkoon praeparavit, prep. No. 121, MFN.

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    Adults of Ethmia spp. – 25, Ethmia kagamegensis sp. n. – male, holotype MFN; 26, Ethmia kagamegensis sp. n. – female, paratype, MFN; 27, Ethmia coscineutis, Meyrick, 1911 – male, ZISP; 28, Ethmia coscineutis, Meyrick, 1911 – female, ZISP.

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    Genitalia of Ethmia spp. n. – 29, Ethmia kagamegensis sp. n. – male genitalia: a – general view, b – aedeagus, paratype, W. Mey praeparavit, prep. 91/11, MFN; 30, Ethmia kagamegensis sp. n. – female genitalia: a – general view, b – bursae, c – signum, paratype, W. Mey praeparavit, prep. 92/11, MFN; 31, Ethmia coscineutis, Meyrick, 1911 – male genitalia: a – general view, b – aedeagus, Shovkoon praeparavit, prep. No. 231, ZISP.

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    Adults of Ethmia spp. – 32, Ethmia karasbergensis sp. n., male, holotype, MFN; 33, Ethmia karasbergensis sp. n., female, paratypes; 34, E. namella Mey, 2011, male, paratype MFN; 35, E. namella Mey, 2011, female, paratype, MFN; 36, E. vulcanica Kun, 2004 female, paratype, MFN; 37, Ethmia kuisibi sp. n. male, holotype, MFN.

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    Genitalia of Ethmia spp. n. – 38, Ethmia karasbergensis sp. n.: – male genitalia, holotype a – general view, b – aedeagus, paratype, Shovkoon praeparavit, prep. No. 122, MFN; 39, Ethmia karasbergensis sp. n. – female genitalia: a – general view, b – bursae, c – signum, paratype, W. Mey praeparavit, prep. 3/12, MFN; 40, Ethmia kuisibi sp. n.: – male genitalia: a – general view, b – aedeagus, holotype, W. Mey praeparavit, prep. 94/11, MFN.

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    Male genitalia of Ethmia spp. n. – 41, Ethmia aberdaresi sp. n., a – lateral, b – dorsal; 42, Ethmia kunenica sp. n., a – lateral, b – dorsal; 43, Ethmia anikini sp. n., a – lateral, b – ventral.

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    Male genitalia of Ethmia spp. n. – 44, Ethmia fluviatilis sp. n., a– lateral, b – dorsal; 45, Ethmia kagamegensis sp. n., a – lateral, b – dorsal; 46, Ethmia karasbergensis sp. n., a – lateral, b – ventral.

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    Male genitalia of Ethmia spp. n. – 47, Ethmia kuisibi sp. n., a – lateral, b – dorsal; 48, Ethmia epiloxa Meyrick, 1915, a – lateral, b – dorsal.

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