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Published: 2017-01-26

Genus Apethistis Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Autostichidae: Autostichinae) new to China, with description of four new species

College of Life Sciences, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, P. R. China
College of Life Sciences, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, P. R. China
Lepidoptera Autostichidae Apethistis new species China

Abstract

The genus Apethistis Meyrick, 1908 is recorded for the first time in China. Four new species are described: A. sinuata sp. nov., A. uncinata sp. nov., A. dentata sp. nov., and A. triangula sp. nov. Images of adult and genitalia of the new species are provided.

 

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How to Cite

WANG, Y., & WANG, S. (2017). Genus <em>Apethistis</em> Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Autostichidae: Autostichinae) new to China, with description of four new species. Zootaxa, 4226(2), 283–291. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4226.2.8