Translator Disclaimer
1 December 2011 A Revision of the Genus Microschismus Fletcher, 1909 (Lepidoptera: Alucitidae)
Author Affiliations +

The genus Microschismus Fletcher, 1909 is revised for the first time. Four species are synonymised: M. serricornis Meyrick, 1914 is the junior synonym of M. fortis (Walsingham, 1881); M. ctenias Meyrick, 1911, M. columella Meyrick, 1927 and M. cato Meyrick, 1927 are the junior synonyms of M. antennatus Fletcher, 1909. Three species are described as new: M. lenzi sp. n. (Zimbabwe), M. reginus sp. n., M. sterkfonteini sp. n. (both South Africa). A new subfamily Microschisminae subfam. n. is established. The imago and genitalia of all type specimens are illustrated for the first time. The article contains brief descriptions of imagos of the known species and detailed descriptions of their genitalia. Identification keys based on the external characters of the imago and the male genitalia are provided.

P. Ustjuzhanin and V. Kovtunovich "A Revision of the Genus Microschismus Fletcher, 1909 (Lepidoptera: Alucitidae)," African Invertebrates 52(2), 557-570, (1 December 2011).
Published: 1 December 2011

Back to Top