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Published: 2019-05-24
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Two new species of Ecpatia Turner, 1902, and the first records of Ecpatia sciachroa Hampson, 1926 and Ecpatia obscura Holloway, 2009 from Thailand (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae, Noctuinae)

175 M1 Muban Phichai, Mueang Lampang, 52000 THAILAND.
Ecology and Genetics research unit, PO Box 3000, FI-90014 University of Oulu, Oulu, FINLAND.
Lepidoptera Asia COI DNA barcoding Noctuidae Thailand


Two new noctuid species, Ecpatia grisescens sp. n., E. spiculivalva sp. n. are described from Thailand based on a combination of morphological characters and DNA barcodes. Morphological structures and genetic distances are compared to those of related species. Ecpatia sciachroa Hampson, 1926 and Ecpatia obscura Holloway, 2009 are reporded from Thailand for the first time, and a checklist of 17 valid species of Ecpatia is provided.



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