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Contribution to the knowledge of the genus Visiana Swinhoe (Lepidoptera: Geometridae: Larentiinae), with the description of two new species from Indonesia

OLGA SCHMIDT

Abstract


The present study contributes to the knowledge of the Indo-Pacific genus Visiana Swinhoe based on historic specimens collected in Indonesia and deposited in the collections of the Natural History Museum (London, UK) and Naturalis Biodiversity Center (Leiden, the Netherlands). Two new species V. cyclopsensis, sp. nov. from the Cyclops Mountains (West Papua) and V. minahasensis, sp. nov. from Minahasa (Sulawesi) are described and illustrated. These belong to two different species groups. An updated checklist of the genus Visiana, comprising 18 species is included.

 


Keywords


Lepidoptera, geometrid moths, gnathos, faunistics, larentiine moths, morphology, Sulawesi, Visiana, West Papua

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4369.1.8

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