A new species of Etainia Beirne (Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae) from Japan

Sadahisa Yagi, Toshiya Hirowatari

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A new species of the genus Etainia Beirne, 1945 of the family Nepticulidae is described from Japan. This species, Etainia parva sp. nov., is closely related to E. peterseni Puplesis in having yellow forewings with a dark fuscous fascia: however it can be distinguished from the latter by the smaller body size, broader forewing fascia, different shapes of the male valvae and female signa in the genitalia. Morphological characters of E. peterseni are redescribed and illustrated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-72
JournalLepidoptera Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017


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