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On the taxonomy of genus Endotricha Zeller (Pyralinae, Pyralidae, Lepidoptera) with description of three new species from India

Zoological Survey of India; M–Block New; Alipore; Kolkata 700 053; West Bengal; India
Department of Zoology & Environmental Sciences; Punjabi University; Patiala 147 002; Punjab; India
Department of Zoology & Environmental Sciences; Punjabi University; Patiala 147 002; Punjab; India
Lepidoptera Endotricha lii sp. nov. E. sikkima sp. nov. E. fuscosimilata sp. nov. E. dumalis E. valentis new country records

Abstract

Herein, we deal with the taxonomy of 12 species of Endotricha including three new species: Endotricha sikkima Ranjan, N. Singh & Kirti, sp. nov., E. fuscosimilata Ranjan, N. Singh & Kirti, sp. nov. and E. lii Ranjan, N. Singh & Kirti, sp. nov. from India. Endotricha dumalis Wang & Li, 2005 and E. valentis Kirpichnikova, 2003 are reported for the first time from India. Synonymy (if any), diagnosis, material examined, distribution, and illustrations of the male adults and genitalia are provided for all the studied species, and female adults and their genitalia for four species. For the new species, a detailed description is also given.

 

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