A new species of hypoprepia from the mountains of central arizona (Lepidoptera, erebidae, arctiinae, lithosiini)

John Douglas Palting, Douglas C. Ferguson, Wendy Moore

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Abstract

A new firefly-mimicking lichen moth of the genus Hypoprepia, H. lampyroides Palting & Ferguson, sp. n., is described from the mountains of east-central Arizona and the Sierra Madre Occidental of Mexico. Hypoprepia Hübner, 1831 is a North American genus of lithosiine tiger moths, previously consisting of five species: H. fucosa Hübner, 1831 and H. miniata (Kirby, 1837), both of eastern and central North America; H. cadaverosa Strecker, 1878 from the Rocky Mountains into New Mexico and west Texas; H. inculta H. Edwards, 1882, a widespread western USA species and H. muelleri Dyar, 1907 from the vicinity of Mexico City. The latter is herein synonymized under H. inculta (= H. muelleri syn. n.), resulting in the total number of taxa in the genus unchanged at five.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-38
Number of pages20
JournalZooKeys
Volume2018
Issue number788
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Lithosiini
  • Madrean fauna
  • Mimicry
  • Sky islands

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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