First records of Elachistinae from New Caledonia: evidence of repeated dispersal events with Australia (Lepidoptera, Gelechioidea, Elachistidae)

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Abstrakti

The first records of Elachistinae (Lepidoptera, Elachistidae) are reported from New Caledonia. Eight species are recognized.
Elachista cynopa Meyrick is reported outside Australia for the first time. All other species are described as new:
Elachista concubia sp. nov., E. achlyodes sp. nov., E. scoteina sp. nov., E. cardiaca sp. nov., E. dilobates sp. nov., E.
vespertina sp. nov. and E. fugax sp. nov. All the new species have sister-species level relatives in Australia. E. fugax is
attributed to Elachista sg. Elachista. All other species are placed in Elachista sg. Atachia. Following Kaila’s (2011) system
E. achlyodes and E. concubia belong to the E. catarata section of the E. gerasmia group; E. cardiaca, E. dilobates, E.
scoteina and E. vespertina belong to the E. gerasmia section of E. gerasmia group. Further, E. cardiaca is a member of
the E. paragauda species complex, E. scoteina a member of the E. gerasmia species complex, and E. dilobates, E. vespertina
of the E. cynopa species complex; E. dilobates is morphologically close to E. toryna Kaila. This pattern suggests
at least six separate dispersal events between Australia and New Caledonia.
Alkuperäiskielienglanti
LehtiZootaxa
Vuosikerta4300
Numero4
Sivut536-550
Sivumäärä15
ISSN1175-5326
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - heinäkuuta 2017
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä, vertaisarvioitu

Tieteenalat

  • 1181 Ekologia, evoluutiobiologia
  • Biogeography, description, distribution, new species

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