REDESCRIPTION OF GENUS PSYCHONOCTUA GROTE, 1865 (INSECTA: LEPIDOPTERA, COSSIDAE, ZEUZERINAE)

R. V. Yakovlev, F. C. Penco, T. J. Witt

Abstract


We give a redescription of the genus Psychonoctua Grote, 1865 (Lepidoptera, Cossidae) basing on the study of two species of this genus: the type species P. personalis Grote, 1865 and P. jamaicensis (Schaus, 1901). It is discovered that the genitalia of the genus Psychonoctua correspond to the genitalia typical for the Zeuzerinae subfamily. The apomorphic characters of the genus are: very narrow valves and a cut on the abdominal edge of the valve (close to its base).

Keywords


Insecta; Lepidoptera; Cossiade; Psychonoctua Grote; redescription; apomorphic characters.

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