Ustjuzhanin P.Ya.1, Kovtunovich V.N.2, Streltzov A.N.3 2020. New species of many-plumed moth (Lepidoptera: Alucitidae) from the Democratic Republic of Congo // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.29. No.2: 199–202 [in English].

1 Altai State University, Lenina 61, Barnaul 656049, Russia. E-mail:

2 Moscow Society of Naturalists, Bolshaya Nikitskaya 2, Moscow 125009, Russia. E-mail:

3 Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Moika Emb. 48, St-Petersburg 191186, Russia. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.29.2.13

ABSTRACT. Two species of Alucitidae, new to science, Alucita romieuxi Ustjuzhanin et Kovtunovich sp.n. and Alucita katanga Ustjuzhanin et Kovtunovich sp.n., are described from the Democratic Republic of Congo; three species, Alucita compsoxantha (Meyrick, 1924), A. ectomesa (Hering, 1917) and A. tesserata (Meyrick, 1918) are reported as new to the fauna of the country.

KEY WORDS: Alucitidae, many-plumed moths, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Katanga, new species, new data.

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