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Type: Article
Published: 2019-09-11
Page range: 421–434
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Four new species of the genus Tumicla Wallengren, 1863 (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae: Lithosiini)

Altai State University, Lenina Av. 61, RF-656049, Barnaul, Russia. E-mail: National Research Tomsk State University, Lenina Av., 36, RF-634050, Tomsk, Russia
The African Natural History Research Trust (ANHRT), Street Court Leominster-Kingsland, HR6 9QA, United Kingdom.
Lepidoptera Nudariina Tumicla new species Sub-Saharan Africa Afrotropics Democratic Republic of the Congo Mozambique Tanzania Zambia


The present paper contains descriptions of four new species of the genus Tumicla Wallengren, 1863: T. elephantina sp. nov. (South Mozambique), T. mbeghai sp. nov. (NE Tanzania), T. admiranda sp. nov. (SE Democratic Republic of the Congo) and T. smithi sp. nov. (Central Zambia). The male paratype specimen of T. doa Kühne 2007 is proved to be not conspecific with the holotype female but belongs to an undescribed species described here as T. mbeghai sp. nov. rendering Tumicla doa to be known by the female holotype only. Adults, male and female genitalia of the new and related species are illustrated.



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