An annotated list of the Opostegidae of the Himalaya, with a description of Pseudopostega brevicaudata sp. nov. (Lepidoptera: Nepticuloidea)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2013
Authors:J. R. Stonis, Remeikis, A., Sruoga, V.
Keywords:Himalaya, India, Nepal, Opostega chalcophylla, Opostegidae, Opostegoides, Opostegoides pelorrhoa, Pseudopostega brevicaudata, Pseudopostega frigida, Pseudopostega nepalensis, Pseudopostega zelopa

Seven species of Opostegidae are reported from the Himalaya: Opostegoides pelorrhoa (Meyrick, 1915), Pseudopostega frigida (Meyrick, 1906), P. nepalensis Puplesis & Robinson, 1999, P. zelopa (Meyrick, 1905), Pseudopostega brevicaudata Remeikis & Stonis, sp. nov., Opostega chalcophylla Meyrick, 1910 and one documented but left unnamed Opostegoides species. Genital structures of all species treated herein are illustrated with photographs for the first time.

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