A New Genus, Parkiana Cho, gen. nov. (Lepidoptera: Lecithoceridae) from Madagascar, with Descriptions of Two New Species

  • Cho, Soowon (Department of Plant Medicine, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Koo, Jun-Mo (Department of Plant Medicine, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Agassiz, David J.L. (Department of Life Sciences, Insects Division, Natural History Museum)
  • Received : 2019.10.11
  • Accepted : 2020.01.31
  • Published : 2020.04.30


A new genus Parkiana Cho, gen. nov., belonging to Torodorinae of Lecithoceridae, is described from Madagascar, with two new species: P. matutinalis Cho & Agassiz, sp. nov. and P. andasibensis Cho & Agassiz, sp. nov. Although superficially similar to Thubdora Park, 2018, some of their morphological characters, such as wing venation, are unique and the species of the genus are grouped apart from Thubdora in a preliminary phylogenetic analysis based on COI barcode sequences. In addition to the specific descriptions, adults and genitalia for the two new species are illustrated.


Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)


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