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1 June 2018 Balacra Walker, 1856 (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae: Syntomini) from Togo — A Taxonomic and Faunistic Review
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Faunistic data on the genus Balacra in Togo is summarized. Seven species have been recorded from the country, five of them for the first time. For six species the male aedeagus with everted vesica is described and illustrated for the first time, supplemented with additional morphological details. As a result, novel species-specific details of the shapes and positions of cornuti and sclerotized plates have been discovered. They appear to be very useful for the proper separation of these taxa. All the specimens exhibiting colour or pattern variation are illustrated, enabling future verification of their present taxonomic status. Current knowledge of Togolese Lepidoptera is summarized in brief.

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Anna Przystałkowska and Łukasz Przybyłowicz "Balacra Walker, 1856 (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae: Syntomini) from Togo — A Taxonomic and Faunistic Review," Annales Zoologici 68(2), 203-210, (1 June 2018). https://doi.org/10.3161/00034541ANZ2018.68.2.001
Received: 26 February 2018; Accepted: 20 April 2018; Published: 1 June 2018
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