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Taxonomic revision of the genus Protorhoe Herbulot, 1951 (Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Larentiinae), new taxonomic changes and
description of two new species

HOSSEIN RAJAEI, DIRK STADIE, AXEL HAUSMANN

Abstract


We highlight the diagnostic characters of the genus Protorhoe Herbulot, 1951. Wing pattern and genitalia of all known Protorhoe species are illustrated and their distribution data are shown on maps. Cidaria avetianae Vardikian, 1974 is synonymized with P. unicata (Guenée, 1858) (syn. n.), Cidaria unicata centralisata Staudinger, 1892 is raised from subspecies (of P. unicata) to species rank (stat. n.), and P. tangaba (Wiltshire, 1952) is transferred from Catarhoe to the genus Protorhoe (comb. n.). Two species are described as new to the science from Turkey: P. drechseli sp. n. and P. beshkovi sp. n. As result, the number of species in thegenus Protorhoe was raised from six to nine.

 


Keywords


Lepidoptera, Catarhoe, host plant, Iran, Middle East, new combination, new species, new synonymy, Protorhoe, Turkey

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4282.2.3

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