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Published: 2021-10-13

Ancylogastra, a new genus of Afrotropical Crambinae, with descriptions of seven new species (Lepidoptera, Pyraloidea, Crambidae)

Corresponding member, Muséum d’histoire naturelle de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland. Via Sant’Agostino, 51, Avigliana (Torino), Italy.
African Natural History Research Trust, Kingsland, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 9QA, UK.
Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitaetsforschung Invalidenstr. 43, Berlin, Germany.
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, IMRIC, Kuvin Centre for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Botanical garden of Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia.
Lepidoptera Ancylolomia Aurotalis Charltona Cypholomia distribution DNA barcoding new combination Prionotalis


Ancylogastra Bassi & Poltavsky gen. n. is described to accommodate Cypholomia amphiaula Meyrick, 1934 (as A. amphiaula, comb. n.) and seven new species, all described and illustrated, as: A. boireaui Bassi & Sáfián sp. n., A. burundiana Bassi sp. n., A. coronata Bassi sp. n., A. endroedyi Bassi sp. n., A. gangraensis Bassi, Sáfián, Müller & †Kravchenko sp. n., A. ghanensis Bassi sp. n., and A. magnifica Bassi sp. n. Cypholomia Meyrick, 1933 is briefly discussed and C. crypsibela Meyrick, 1934 is transferred to Prionotalis Hampson, 1919 as Prionotalis crypsibela, comb. n.



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How to Cite

BASSI, G. ., SÁFIÁN, S. ., LÉGER, T. ., MÜLLER, G. C. ., KRAVCHENKO, V. D. ., & POLTAVSKY, A. N. . (2021). <em>Ancylogastra</em>, a new genus of Afrotropical Crambinae, with descriptions of seven new species (Lepidoptera, Pyraloidea, Crambidae). Zootaxa, 5052(1), 42–60.