Four new species and seven new records of Promalactis Meyrick, 1908 (Lepidoptera, Oecophoridae) from Laos

Zookeys. 2019 Dec 31;900:69-86. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.900.39569. eCollection 2019.


The genus Promalactis Meyrick, 1908 is recorded for the first time from Laos in mainland Southeast Asia and four new species are described: P. crassa sp. nov., P. retusa sp. nov., P. senispina sp. nov., and P. uniclavata sp. nov. Additionally, seven species are newly reported from the country: P. albisquama Kim & Park, P. apicisetifera Du & Wang, P. bitrigona Kim & Park, P. zolotuhini Lvovsky, P. parasuzukiella Wang, P. suzukiella (Matsumura), and P. spiraliola Kim. Distributional data and diagnoses and/or descriptions for all species in Laos are provided, along with illustrations of adults and genitalia.

Keywords: First record of genus; PKK National Park; fungivores and scavengers; systematics.

Grant support

National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) Ministry of Environment (MOE) of the Republic of Korea Research Institute for Agriculture and Life Sciences (RIALS)