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The Mimallonidae (Lepidoptera, Mimallonoidea) of the Caribbean Basin, with the descriptions of two new species

TitleThe Mimallonidae (Lepidoptera, Mimallonoidea) of the Caribbean Basin, with the descriptions of two new species
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsSt.Laurent, RA, McCabe, TL
JournalZootaxa
Volume4084
Issue4
Pagination557
Date PublishedMay-02-2018
ISSN1175-5326
KeywordsBahamas, Caribbean Basin, Cicinnus, Cuba, Lepidoptera, Mimallonidae, Venezuela
Abstract

Mimallonidae of the Caribbean Basin are discussed, with attention primarily given to species endemic to the Caribbean islands and the northern coast of Venezuela. The Caribbean Basin is a political term for tropical regions circumscribed by the Gulf of Mexico. Cicinnus bahamensis sp. n. is described from the Bahamas, the first species of Mimallonidae from this country. The Cuban species Cicinnus packardii (Grote, 1865), the closest relative of C. bahamensis sp. n., is figured and compared. A third, similar, species from northern coastal Venezuela, C. falcoargenteus sp. n., is described and compared to the previous two species.

URLhttp://biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view/zootaxa.4084.4.6
DOI10.11646/zootaxa.4084.410.11646/zootaxa.4084.4.6
Short TitleZootaxa