New species of “giant” plume moths of the genus Platyptilia (Lepidoptera, Pterophoridae) from Uganda

Peter Ustjuzhanin, Vasiliy Kovtunovich, Anna Ustjuzhanina

Abstract


This paper describes two new species of plume moths from the group of the so-called “giant” Platyptilia Hubner, 1825: Platyptilia fletcheri Ustjuzhanin & Kovtunovich sp. nov. and P. stanleyi Ustjuzhanin & Kovtunovich sp. nov. Both species were collected in the Rwenzori Mountains in Uganda and Rwanda, respectively. Platyptilia stanleyi Ustjuzhanin & Kovtunovich sp. nov. exceeds all the known African species of Pterophoridae in its wingspan of 49 mm.

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