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Published: 2020-06-25
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New species, Agnoea digitiella sp. nov., of the family Lypusidae (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea) based on morphology and COI sequences

Research Institute for Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, 08826, Republic of Korea
Research Institute for Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, 08826, Republic of Korea
Lepidoptera new species Lypusidae Taxonomy DNA barcode


In this study, Agnoea digitiella Kim sp. nov. of the little known family Lypusidae are new to science. New taxonomical description and illustrations of its adult and genitalia are provided. Additionally, intra- and inter genetic divergence within the genus, and Neighbor-joining analyses are also supported that A. digitiella sp. nov. is clearly distinguished from congeneric species in the COI gene.



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