Ustjuzhanin P.Ya.1, Kovtunovich V.N.2, Streltzov A.N.3 2020. Two new species and new records of many-plumed moths of the genus Microschismus Fletcher, 1909 (Lepidoptera: Alucitidae) from the Republic of South Africa with corld catalogue of the genus // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.29. No.4: 423–427 [in English].

1 Altai State University, Lenina 61, RF-656049 Barnaul, 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, Saint-Petersburg 191186, Russia. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.29.4.10

ABSTRACT. The article describes two new species of many-plumed moths from South Africa: Microschismus yakovlevi Ustjuzhanin et Kovtunovich sp.n. and Microschismus alida Ustjuzhanin et Kovtunovich sp.n. We allocate the lectotype and paralectotype from the heterogeneous type series of two syntypes of Microschismus premnias Meyrick, 1913, where the second one proved to be the previously described Microschismus antennatus Fletcher, 1909. The image of M. premnias lectotype adult is given for the first time, as well as the image of the female genitalia from the latest collections. The new data on the distribution of the species of this genus are also provided.

KEY WORDS: Alucitidae, Microschismus, many-plumed moths, Republic of South Africa, new species, new data.

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