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Published: 2021-10-13

Taxonomic notes on two endemic geometrine genera from Middle Asia (Lepidoptera: Geometridae, Geometrinae)

Estonian University of Life Sciences, Kreutzwaldi, 5D, EE-51006 Tartu, ESTONIA
Zoological museum, Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Volodymyrska str. 60, UA-01601 Kyiv, UKRAINE.
Lepidoptera Morphology systematics Kazakhstan Tajikistan Turkmenistan Ratsa Viidalepp & Kostjuk gen. nov.

Abstract

The genus Hissarica Viidalepp (Geometridae, Geometrinae) is restored from synonymy with Xenochlorodes Warren. The moths and their male and female genitalia are illustrated and characterized in comparison with those of Hierochthonia Prout and Xenochlorodes. Taxonomic positions of “Hierochthonia” alexandraria Prout and Eucrostes petitaria Christoph are discussed and the new genus Ratsa Viidalepp & Kostjuk gen. nov. is established for them, creating the new combinations Ratsa alexandraria Prout and Ratsa petitaria Christoph.

 

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How to Cite

VIIDALEPP, J. ., & KOSTJUK, I. . (2021). Taxonomic notes on two endemic geometrine genera from Middle Asia (Lepidoptera: Geometridae, Geometrinae). Zootaxa, 5052(1), 137–144. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5052.1.9