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Published: 2016-02-29

The Mimallonidae (Lepidoptera, Mimallonoidea) of the Caribbean Basin,
with the descriptions of two new species

Cornell University, Comstock Hall, Department of Entomology, Ithaca, NY 14853-2601 USA.
New York State Museum, 222 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12230, USA.
Lepidoptera Bahamas Caribbean Basin Cicinnus Cuba Mimallonidae Venezuela

Abstract

Mimallonidae of the Caribbean Basin are discussed, with attention primarily given to species endemic to the Caribbean islands and the northern coast of Venezuela. The Caribbean Basin is a political term for tropical regions circumscribed by the Gulf of Mexico. Cicinnus bahamensis sp. n. is described from the Bahamas, the first species of Mimallonidae from this country. The Cuban species Cicinnus packardii (Grote, 1865), the closest relative of C. bahamensis sp. n., is figured and compared. A third, similar, species from northern coastal Venezuela, C. falcoargenteus sp. n., is described and compared to the previous two species.

 

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How to Cite

LAURENT, R. A. S., & MCCABE, T. L. (2016). The Mimallonidae (Lepidoptera, Mimallonoidea) of the Caribbean Basin, with the descriptions of two new species. Zootaxa, 4084(4), 557–571. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4084.4.6