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Published: 2016-06-30

Additions to the fauna of plume moths (Lepidoptera, Pterophoridae) of Uganda

Altai State University, Lenina 61, Barnaul, Russia, 656049.
Moscow Society of Nature Explorers. Home address: Malaya Filevskaya str., 24/1, app. 20, Russia, 121433.
Federal State-Funded Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education “Saratov State University Astrakhanskaya 83, Saratov, Russia, 410012.
Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Norway, P.O. Box 1172, NO-0318 Oslo, Norway.
Lepidoptera Pterophoridae Uganda new species new records


An overview of 20 Pterophoridae species from Uganda is given. Three of them are described as new to science: Crassuncus agassizi Ustjuzhanin & Kovtunovich sp. nov., Hellinsia anikini Ustjuzhanin & Kovtunovich sp. nov. and Hellinsia nawrothi Ustjuzhanin & Kovtunovich sp. nov. Twelve species are recorded as new to the fauna of Uganda.



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How to Cite

USTJUZHANIN, P., KOVTUNOVICH, V., ANIKIN, V., & AARVIK, L. (2016). Additions to the fauna of plume moths (Lepidoptera, Pterophoridae) of Uganda. Zootaxa, 4132(3), 393–402.