Description of a new species of Exelastis (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae) from the Neotropics, with keys to adults of the four species occurring in Florida.

D. L. Matthews, B. Landry


A new species of Exelastis Meyrick, 1908 is described from Florida, Grand Bahama Island, and Belize. Images of adults and keys are provided for the four Exelastis species occurring in Florida. Descriptions and illustrations of the male and female genitalia of this new species and for E. rhynchosiae (Dyar) are included, the female of the latter published for the first time.


Bahamas; Belize; Desmodium; Exelastini; Fabaceae; Fuscoptilia; legume feeders; Leguminosae; Marasmarcha; Platyptiliinae; plume moth; Pterophorinae; Pterophoroidea; Rhynchosia; Tomotilus; USA

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