A contribution to the knowledge of the slug moths (Zygaenoidea: Limacodidae) of the Maputo Special Reserve

  • Tabitha R. Taberer
  • Gyula M. László
Keywords: Taxonomy, faunistics, new records, species list, new synonymy, Afrotropics, Mozambique


This paper is the first comprehensive summary of the Limacodidae fauna of the Maputo Special Reserve in southern Mozambique, listing 18 species, eight of which are new records for the country. The lectotype of Somara albicosta Hampson, 1910 is designated. Latoia albicosta (Hampson, 1910) syn. nov. is synonymised with Latoia intermissa (Walker, 1865), and Trogocrada dimorpha Janse, 1964 syn. nov. is synonymised with Trogocrada deleter Tams, 1953. The paper is illustrated with 43 colour and 9 black and white diagnostic figures.


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