International Journal of Entomology Research

International Journal of Entomology Research


International Journal of Entomology Research
International Journal of Entomology Research
Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2022)

The presence of the genus Palpita hübner, 1808 (Lepidoptera, Crambidae, Spilomelinae) on the Arabian Peninsula–A review with description of a new species


Michael Seizmair

The genus Palpita Hübner, 1808 has been known from the Arabian Peninsula only from historical records till date. In the present study, recent records are reported on the basis of a sample of four specimens collected in Dhofar, the south-western province of the Sultanate of Oman. Two specimens of the sample are attributed to Palpita vitrealis (Rossi, 1794), which is reported as new to the entomofauna of Oman. The adults, the male and the female genitalia of the records of P. vitrealis are figured. The other two specimens of the sample exhibit significant differences in external and internal characters (male and female genitalia) with regard to externally similar Oriental and Afrotropical species. These differences result in the description of the new species Palpita subflavalis sp.nov. The adults, the male and female genitalia and the tympanal organs of the new species are described and figured. The differential character states with regard to the closest congeners are listed.
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Michael Seizmair. The presence of the genus Palpita hübner, 1808 (Lepidoptera, Crambidae, Spilomelinae) on the Arabian Peninsula–A review with description of a new species. International Journal of Entomology Research, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2022, Pages 67-72
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