New species of “giant” plume moths of the genus Platyptilia (Lepidoptera, pterophoridae) from Uganda

Peter Ustjuzhanin, Vasiliy Kovtunovich, Anna Ustjuzhanina

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Abstract

This paper describes two new species of plume moths from the group of the so-called “giant” Platyptilia Hubner, 1825: Platyptilia fletcheri Ustjuzhanin & Kovtunovich sp. nov. and P. stanleyi Ustjuzhanin & Kovtunovich sp. nov. Both species were collected in the Rwenzori Mountains in Uganda and Rwanda, respectively. Platyptilia stanleyi Ustjuzhanin & Kovtunovich sp. nov. exceeds all the known African species of Pterophoridae in its wingspan of 49 mm.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Taxonomy
Volume2016
Issue number172
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2016

Keywords

  • New species
  • Platyptilia
  • Pterophoridae
  • Rwenzori mountains
  • Uganda

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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