Five new species of the New World genus Thyridopyralis Dyar, 1901 (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae, Galleriinae)




Lepidoptera, Pyralidae, Galleriinae, Megarthridiini, taxonomy, new species, distribution, Brazil, Mexico, Antilles


Five new species of Thyridopyralis Dyar, 1901 from Brazil are described, including diagnosis and illustrations: Thyridopyralis bonita Becker, sp. n., T. leucophthalma Becker, sp. n., T. minor Becker, sp. n., T. proxima Becker, sp. n. and T. viridescens Becker, sp. n.; the range of T. gallaerandialis Dyar, 1901 is extended to Mexico and the Antilles (Guana Id., British Virgin Islands).


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How to Cite

Becker, V. O. (2022). Five new species of the New World genus Thyridopyralis Dyar, 1901 (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae, Galleriinae). SHILAP Revista De lepidopterología, 50(198), 355–365.




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