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Two new species of the genus Syntherata Maassen, 1873 (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) from Australia and Indonesia, and some general notes on the genus with actual checklist

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2020
Authors:S. Naumann, Lane D. A.
Journal:Nachrichten des Entomologischen Vereins Apollo (N.F.)
Volume:41
Issue:1-2
Start Page:76
Pagination:76-96
Date Published:08/2020
ISSN:0723-9912
Keywords:AUSTRALIA, BARCODE INDEX NUMBER, BARCODING, BISMARCK ARCHIPELAGO, CATALOGUE, CHECKLIST, COI, DNA, FOODPLANT, IMMATURE STAGES, INDONESIA, MALE GENITALIA, MOLUCCAS, MTDNA, NEIGHBOR-JOINING, NEW GUINEA, PAPUA, PAPUA BARAT, SATURNIIDAE, SYNTHERATA
Abstract:

"Two species of the genus Syntherata are described as new to science: S. torresiana sp. n. is described from Torres Strait, Queensland, Australia, including its complete life history. S. buruana sp. n. is described from the Island of Buru, South Moluccas, Indonesia. For both new taxa the affinity to their nearest known relatives in Australia, New Guinea and the Moluccas is discussed. A complete checklist of the genus Syntherata is presented wherein nine taxa are moved newly into synonymy: S. cernyi Brechlin, 2010, syn. n. as synonym of S. erici Naumann, Lane & Löffler, 2009; S. hoffmanni Naumann, Lane & Löffler, 2009, syn. n., S. parvoantennata Brechlin, 2010, syn. n., and S. engaiana Brechlin, 2010, syn. n. as synonyms of S. marlenae Naumann, Lane & Löffler, 2009; S. minoris Brechlin, 2010, syn. n. as synonym of S. gracilis Naumann, Lane & Löffler, 2009; S. arfakiana Brechlin, 2010, syn. n. as synonym of S. bettinae Naumann, Lane & Löffler, 2009; S. papuensis Brechlin, 2010, syn. n. and S. okapiana Brechlin 2009, syn. n. as synonym of S. pierrei Naumann, Lane & Löffler, 2009; and S. rudloffi Brechlin, 2010, syn. n. as synonym of S. labriquei Naumann, Lane & Löffler, 2009. Further, S. michaschaarschmidti Brechlin, 2010, stat. n., from New Hanover and New Ireland Islands is raised to species rank."

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