Analysis of the complex Dichomeris rasilella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854) and description of a new species for Spain (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae)




Lepidoptera, Gelechiidae, Dichomeris, new species, Spain


The complex formed by the species Dichomeris rasilella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854) is studied, elevating Uliaria rasilella occidentella Zerny, 1927 to a specific category as Dichomeris occidentella (Zerny, 1927) and describing the new species Dichomeris merceae Gastón, Ylla, Macià & Bau, sp. n., for Spain. Its proximity to Dichomeris rasilella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854) is established analyzing the differences observed between the three species and defining their respective positions in the phylogenetic tree.


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Gastón, J., Macià, R., Ylla, J., & Bau, J. (2022). Analysis of the complex Dichomeris rasilella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854) and description of a new species for Spain (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). SHILAP Revista De lepidopterología, 50(198), 277–288.




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