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Published: 2018-11-20
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A new species of Conopsia Strand, 1913 (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae: Tinthiinae) from West Africa

African Natural History Research Trust Street Court, Kingsland, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 9QA, UK.
Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart, Rosenstein 1, 70191 Stuttgart.
Lepidoptera Afrotropical clearwing moths pheromones


A new species of Sesiidae, discovered during a Lepidoptera survey in the Nimba Mountains, Guinea (West Africa) is described as Conopsia puehringeri sp. nov. The new species is compared to its potential sister species C. bicolor (Le Cerf, 1917), in sense of external morphology and genitalia structure. Male specimens and genitalia of both studied species are depicted.



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