A New Genus Chrysonasma (Lepidoptera, Gelechioidea, Lecithoceridae), with Description of a New Species from The Philippines

Kyu-Tek Park, Bong-Kyu Byun

Abstract


A new genus, Chrysonasma Park, of Lecithoceridae (Gelechioidea) is described based on C. cassiterota (Meyrick) and a new species, C. caliginosa, from the Philippines. The genus is separable from its allies by the colorful wing-pattern with leaden metallic longitudinal streaks. A key to the 2 species of the genus is given. Illustrations of the imagos, forewing venation, and male and female genitalia are provided.

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