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Descriptions of Four New Species of Struthoscelis Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae: Oecophorinae), One from Area De Conservación Guanacaste, Northwestern Costa Rica, Providing the First Known Biology for the Genus, and Discovery of a Novel Wing Morphology in Males
- Mark A. Metz, Daniel H. Janzen, Winnie Hallwachs
- Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 2017 v.119 no.3 pp. 442-458
- Oecophoridae, male genitalia, males, new species, wings, Costa Rica, Peru, Venezuela
- We describe and illustrate four new species of Struthoscelis: S. christianafigueresae new species, from Costa Rica; S. davisorum new species, from Costa Rica; S. konia new species, from Peru; and S. solamarita new species, from Venezuela. We report the first known biology for a species of Struthoscelis and revisit the generic diagnosis based on newly discovered morphology including a novel structure in the male forewing. We provide comparative illustrations of all new species and of the male genitalia of S. semiotarsa Meyrick, 1916.