Gorbunov O.G. 2023. A new genus and a new species of the tribe Similipepsini (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) from Africa // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.32. No.3: 305–312 [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.32.3.05

ABSTRACT. The new genus Similisynagris gen.n. and the new species Similisynagris kapanga sp.n. are described from the Afrotropical Region. The new genus differs well from all taxa of the tribe Similipepsini in the characteristic colouration of the abdomen and the structure of the male genitalia. S. kapanga sp.n. is described and illustrated from a series of males collected in the province of Lualaba in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. From the closest relative S. aureus (Gaede, 1929), comb.n., which is redescribed in due detail, the new species is well distinguished by the colouration of the abdomen and the details of the structure of the male genitalia. S. aureus is reported for the first time for the fauna of the Republic of Guinea.

KEY WORDS. clearwing moths, taxonomy, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of Guinea, Afrotropical Region, Sesiidae, Tinthiinae, Similipepsini, new species, new combination.

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