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Kaila, Lauri; Mutanen, Marko; Sihvonen, Pasi; Tyllinen, Juha; Tabell, Jukka (2019) Characterization of Pleurotinae, with review of Pleurota species close to P. aristella (Linnaeus) from Morocco (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Oecophoridae). Zootaxa 4545(4): 451-477.

Characterization of Pleurotinae, with review of Pleurota species close to P. aristella (Linnaeus) from Morocco (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Oecophoridae)

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Author: Kaila, Lauri1; Mutanen, Marko2; Sihvonen, Pasi3;
Organizations: 1Finnish Museum of Natural History, Zoology Unit, P.O. Box 17, FI-00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
2Ecology and Genetics research unit, Po Box 3000, FI-90014 University of Oulu, Finland
3Finnish Museum of Natural History, Zoology Unit, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 17, FI-00014
4Tammistontie 4a E 31, FI-01250 Vantaa
5Laaksotie 28, FI-19600 Hartola, Finland
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Language: English
Published: Magnolia Press, 2019
Publish Date: 2020-03-12


Morphological traits characterizing and delimiting Pleurotinae (Oecophoridae) are provided and discussed. The evidence supports the validity of the subfamily as suggested by recent molecular studies. The Pleurota aristella (Linnaeus, 1767) species group is characterized, and six new species belonging to the group from Morocco are described: Pleurota tricolor Tabell, sp. nov., P. pellicolor Tabell, sp. nov., P. lacteella Tabell, sp. nov., P. moroccoensis Tabell, sp. nov., P. ochreopalpella Tabell, sp. nov., and P. atlasensis Tabell, sp. nov. Habitus images and label data are provided for the types of P. goundafella Zerny, 1935; P. insignella Zerny, 1935; P. ochreostrigella Baker, 1885; P. macrosella Rebel, 1900; P. staintoniella Baker, 1888; P. mauretanica Baker, 1888; and P. algeriella Baker, 1885. DNA barcodes of the new species are compared with all available Pleurotinae sequences (BIN n = 117) in BOLD.

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Series: Zootaxa
ISSN: 1175-5326
ISSN-E: 1175-5334
ISSN-L: 1175-5326
Volume: 4545
Issue: 4
Pages: 451 - 477
DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4545.4.1
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
Funding: We thank the Kone Foundation, the Finnish Cultural Foundation, and the Academy of Finland for support in barcoding through the Finnish Barcode of Life initiative.
Copyright information: © 2019 Magnolia Press. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License