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Tokár Z, Srnka Ľ, Mutanen M (2023) Commatarcha galicicae Tokár & Srnka, sp. nov., and a genus new for Europe (Lepidoptera, Carposinidae). Nota Lepidopterologica 46: 19-29.

Commatarcha galicicae Tokár & Srnka, sp. nov., and a genus new for Europe (Lepidoptera, Carposinidae)

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Author: Tokár, Zdenko1; Srnka, Ľubomír2; Mutanen, Marko3
Organizations: 1Unaffiliated, Šaľa, Slovakia
2Unaffiliated, Lehota pod Vtáčnikom, Slovakia
3University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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Language: English
Published: Pensoft Publishers, 2023
Publish Date: 2023-07-12


Commatarcha galicicae Tokár & Srnka, sp. nov. is described from specimens taken in two south-eastern European localities, the Galičica Mountain in North Macedonia, and Dubova in Banat, Romania. The new species belongs to the genus Commatarcha Meyrick, 1935, which is new for the European Lepidoptera fauna. It resembles some Asian species from this genus and also the American species Bondia comonana (Kearfott, 1907) in external characters. In the genitalia of both sexes, it is similar to C. oresbia Diakonoff, 1989 but differs markedly in the colour and pattern of the forewing. The immature stages of the new species are unknown. Colour photographs of the adults and of the habitat are included with illustrations of the female and male genitalia.

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Series: Nota lepidopterologica
ISSN: 0342-7536
ISSN-E: 2367-5365
ISSN-L: 0342-7536
Volume: 46
Pages: 19 - 29
DOI: 10.3897/nl.46.90182
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
Copyright information: © 2023 Zdenko Tokár, Ľubomír Srnka, Marko Mutanen. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.