A New Species and New Records of the Genus Meharia Chretien, 1915 (Lepidoptera, Cossidae) from the Middle East and Central Asia

@article{Yakovlev2018ANS,
  title={A New Species and New Records of the Genus Meharia Chretien, 1915 (Lepidoptera, Cossidae) from the Middle East and Central Asia},
  author={R. Yakovlev},
  journal={Entomological Review},
  year={2018},
  volume={98},
  pages={1142-1146}
}
A new species, Meharia rolandi Yakovlev, sp. n., is described from the United Arab Emirates. The new species is most closely related to M. acuta Wiltshire, 1982, and M. hackeri Saldatis, Ivinskis, and Yakovlev, 2011, but differs from both in a number of characters: the fore wing of the new species is white, without any pattern (in M. acuta and M. hackeri, the fore wing has a pattern of pale longitudinal bands against a grey or brownish background); the valva in the new species has parallel… Expand

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