Redefinition and revision of African Cosmetra Diakonoff, 1977 (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) with description of six new species.

@article{Aarvik2016RedefinitionAR,
  title={Redefinition and revision of African Cosmetra Diakonoff, 1977 (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) with description of six new species.},
  author={Leif Aarvik},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2016},
  volume={4088 2},
  pages={
          245-56
        }
}
  • L. Aarvik
  • Published 2016
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Zootaxa
The eight species of Cosmetra Diakonoff present in mainland Africa are described and illustrated. Six new species are described: Cosmetra larseni, new species; C. fibigeri, new species; C. truncana, new species; C. multidentana, new species; C. usambarensis, new species; and C. juu; new species. Cosmetra neka Razowski & Brown is a junior synonym of Cosmetra tumulata (Meyrick), and C. mucronata Razowski & Wojtusiak is a junior synonym of C. spiculifera (Meyrick). 

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