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Three new species of the Xylophanes crotonis species-group (Lepidoptera: Sphingidae) from Colombia and a neotype designation for Xylophanes aristor

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2021
Authors:Y. Correa-Carmona, Giusti, A., Haxaire, J., Rougerie, R., Kitching, I. J.
Keywords:BARCODING, CATALOGUE, COI, COLOMBIA, DNA, KEY, MALE GENITALIA, NEIGHBOR-JOINING, NEOTYPE, SPHINGIDAE, TYPES, WORLDMAP1, XYLOPHANES
Abstract:

"Three new species of the hawkmoth genus Xylophanes Hübner, 1819 from Colombia are described based on morphological characters and DNA barcodes: Xylophanes camilae Correa-Carmona & Giusti sp. n., Xylophanes pijao Giusti & Correa-Carmona sp. n., and Xylophanes tayrona Correa-Carmona & Giusti sp. n. The new species are compared with the most morphologically similar species within the informal Xylophanes crotonis species-group: Xylophanes aristor (Boisduval, 1870), Xylophanes crotonis (Walker, 1856) and Xylophanes huloti Haxaire & Vaglia, 2008. Diagnoses, distribution maps, photographs of genital structures and habitus are provided for each new species. In addition, a dichotomous key is provided to identify the new species and the most morphologically similar species within the group. To stabilize the nomenclature and fix the taxon concept, a neotype is designated for Xylophanes aristor."

URL:https://doi.org/10.14411/eje.2021.009
DOI:10.14411/eje.2021.009
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