Lemonia batavorum sp. nov. from the Netherlands, an overlooked sibling of L. dumi (Lepidoptera: Brahmaeidae)
Šumpich Jan, Jagelka Martin
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 61(2): 483-494, 2021
Published online: 24th December 2021
Abstract: Barcoding of Dutch specimens of Lemonia dumi (Linnaeus, 1761) (Lepidoptera:
Brahmaeidae) and a study of a large collection material of this species resulted
in discovery of a new, hitherto undescribed species Lemonia batavorum sp. nov.
Based on comparison with L. dumi, species level of L. batavorum sp. nov. is
supported by the differences in its external appearance, diff erences in
genitalia of both sexes and by 1.92% p-distance to L. dumi as the nearest
neighbour. Photographs of specimens and genitalia of both sexes are given.
Key words: Lepidoptera, Brahmaeidae, Lemonia, barcoding, new species, taxonomy, Netherlands, Palaearctic Region