Gorbunov O.G. 2020. Establishment of Eichlinia gen.n. for the Western hemisphere Melittiini (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae), with a catalogue of the genus // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.29. No.3: 276–284 [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.29.3.06

ABSTRACT. A new genus from the tribe Melittiini (Lepidoptera, Sesiidae) is erected from the Western hemisphere: Eichlinia gen.n. The new genus differs from the all known genera of the tribe in the combination of the characters of both male and female genitalia. A key for determination of all genera of the tribe Melittiini is presented. All Nearctic and some Neotropical species of Melittiini are transferred from the genus Melittia to the new one. A preliminary catalogue species of the new genus, which contains updated taxonomic information including the references to the original descriptions, information on name-bearing types, mostly complete bibliographies, data on host plants and current known distribution is provided.

KEY WORDS: Melittia, Eichlinia, Nearctic Region, Neotripical Region, systematic, taxonomy, new combinations.

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