Four new species of Symmerista Hübner, 1816 (Notodontidae, Nystaleinae) from Costa Rica


The genus Symmerista Hübner (Notodontidae, Nystaleinae) is reviewed for Costa Rica, based on 49 wild-caught specimens. Four species are newly described: Symmerista luisdiegogomezi Chacón, Symmerista inbioi Chacón, Symmerista minaei Chacón and Symmerista aura Chacón. All are from the cloud forests of the Talamanca moutain range, southern Costa Rica. Photographs of the adults, male and female genitalia, and barcodes are also provided. The species Symmerista tlotzin Schaus (1892) is removed from Symmerista and assigned to the genus Elymiotis Walker as a new combination.

DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.421.6342

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@inproceedings{Chacn2014FourNS, title={Four new species of Symmerista H{\"{u}bner, 1816 (Notodontidae, Nystaleinae) from Costa Rica}, author={Isidro A. Chac{\'o}n and Daniel H Janzen and Winnie Hallwachs}, booktitle={ZooKeys}, year={2014} }