Nepticulidae (Lepidoptera, Nepticuloidea). - In: W. Mey (Ed.), The Lepidoptera of the Brandberg Massif in Namibia Part 1

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2004
Authors:W. Mey
Journal:Esperiana Memoir
Date Published:2004-12-30
Keywords:Ectoedemia, Ectoedemia expeditionis, Ectoedemia fuscata, Ectoedemia kharuxabi, Ectoedemia tersiusi, Ectoedemia uisebi, Ectoedemia vannifera, Etainia, Fomoria, Lepidoptera, Namibia, Nepticulidae, South Africa, Stigmella, Stigmella irrorata, Stigmella naibabi, Stigmella uwusebi

Thirteen species of the family Nepticulidae were found on the Brandberg, Namibia. Six of them proved to be unknown and are described herein as: Stigmella naibabi sp. nov., Stigmella uwusebi sp. nov., Ectoedemia (Ectoedemia) expeditionis sp. nov., Ectoedemia (Ectoedemia) tersiusi sp. nov., Ectoedemia (Fomoria) kharuxabi sp. nov., and Ectoedemia (Fomoria) uisebi sp. nov. The male genitalia of the new species are illustrated and colour images of the adult moths are presented. Their presumed relatives are indicated. At present, a total of 21 species of Nepticulidae are recorded from Namibia. They are tabulated in a check-list.

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