Gorbunov O.G. 2024. A new species of the genus Heterosphecia Le Cerf, 1916 (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae) from Laos // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.33. No.1: 97–101 [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.33.1.09

ABSTRACT. A new species, Heterosphecia zamolodchikovi O. Gorbunov, sp.n. from Laos, is described and illustrated. The type series was collected on wet soil near the drying stream within a primary, monsoon, lowland, tropical forest. Superficially, this new species seems to be closest to H. soljanikovi (O. Gorbunov, 1988), but it is separated in the colouration of the hind tibia and abdomen. Female and the larval host plant of the new species are unknown.

KEY WORDS. Sesiidae, Osminiini, clearwing moths, Heterosphecia, new species, Oriental Region.

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