Gorbunov O.G. 2020. To the morphology and synonymy of insufficiently known Melittia rutilipes Walker, 1865 [“1864”] (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.29. No.1: 87–92 [in English].

A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky prospekt 33, Moscow 119071, Russia. E-mail: gorbunov.oleg@mail.ru

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.29.1.12

ABSTRACT. The specimens of the genus Melittia Hьbner, 1819 [“1816”] collected on Bacan Island (North Maluku, Indonesia) made it possible to establish that Melittia rutilipes Walker, 1865 [“1864”] is a senior synonym for M. moluccaensis Hampson, 1919. Figures of the male genitalia of M. rutilipes Walker, 1865 [“1864”] are shown for the first time. Data on the flight period, biotope and distribution of M. rutilipes are presented.

KEY WORDS: Melitiini, Melittia moluccaensis, systematics, new synonym, Oriental Region.

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