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Type: Article
Published: 2022-12-01
Page range: 285-293
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Dishkeya, a recently described endemic Tischeriidae genus, now discovered in Colombia

State Research Institute Nature Research Centre, Akademijos g. 2, 08412 Vilnius, Lithuania
Vytautas Magnus University, K. Donelaičio g. 58, 44248 Kaunas, Lithuania
Museum für Naturkunde, Invalidenstr. 43, 10115 Berlin, Germany
Lepidoptera Dishkeya ursipedella leaf miners Neotropics trumpet leafminer moths


This paper describes Dishkeya ursipedella Diškus, Mey & Stonis, sp. nov. from Cundinamarca, Choachi (Colombia). The new species was collected at night time at light, therefore, the host plant remains unknown. The examination of morphology of the male genitalia of D. ursipedella revealed a highly distinctive new taxon of trumpet moths belonging to the recently described endemic genus Dishkeya Stonis. The new species is illustrated with photographs of the male genitalia, adults, and habitats. In a pictorial scheme, the male genitalia characters of D. ursipedella are compared with those of all other currently known members of Dishkeya.



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