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1 December 2015 Two New Yellow-Banded Sister Species of Syntomaula Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Cosmopterigidae) from Papua New Guinea Associated with Rubiaceae
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Two new species, Syntomaula xanthofasciata n. sp. and S. flavoangulata n. sp. (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Cosmopterigidae) are described from Papua New Guinea and are associated with Neonauclea obversifolia (Valeton) Merr. & L.M. Perry, Uncaria appendiculata Benth., and Uncaria cordata (Lour.) Merr. (Rubiaceae). Macromorphological features and DNA barcodes provide corroborative evidence to diagnose these similarly patterned species. Illustrations of the wing pattern, wing venation, and male and female genitalia are provided. The distinctive yellow and brown forewing coloration is discussed with regard to potential mimicry.

David Adamski and Scott E. Miller "Two New Yellow-Banded Sister Species of Syntomaula Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Cosmopterigidae) from Papua New Guinea Associated with Rubiaceae," The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 69(4), 307-316, (1 December 2015). https://doi.org/10.18473/lepi.69i4.a6
Received: 19 February 2015; Accepted: 30 April 2015; Published: 1 December 2015
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