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The Cossidae (Lepidoptera) of Malawi with descriptions of two new species

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2013
Authors:Yakovlev, RV, Murphy, RJ
Journal:Zootaxa
Volume:3709
Issue:4
Start Page:371
Pagination:371-393
Date Published:09/2013
ISSN:1175-5326
Keywords:COSSIDAE, GAZETTEER, MALAWI
Abstract:

"An annotated list of Cossidae of Malawi including 30 species from 13 genera and 3 subfamilies is presented for the first time. Two new species are described: Macrocossus grebennikovi Yakovlev, sp. nov. and Strigocossus elephas Yakovlev, sp. nov. Three new synonyms are established: Strigocossus moderatus (Walker, 1856) = Strigocossus leucopteris Houlbert, 1916, syn. nov. = Xyleutes sjoestedti vosseleri Gaede, 1930, syn. nov. and Strigocossus capensis (Walker, 1856) = Azygophleps kilimandjarae Le Cerf, 1914, syn. nov."

URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3709.4.5
DOI:10.11646/zootaxa.3709.4.5
STI taxonomic comments: 
This paper provides georeferences for 31 localities in Malawi.
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