Contribution to the knowledge of the Genus Euchromia Hübner, [1819] 1816 in Equatorial Guinea (Lepidoptera: Erebidae, Arctiinae, Euchromiini)




Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Arctiinae, Euchromiini, Euchromia, Equatorial Guinea


In the course of the reorganization and cataloguing of the Lepidoptera material deposited in the Entomology Collection of the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (MNCN), in Madrid, Spain, under the name “Exotic”, we have revised two species of Genus Euchromia Hübner, [1819] 1816, originating in exploratory work carried out by different Spanish Scientists. Spanish Guinea was divided into two provinces after 1959: Fernando Poo province, including Fernando Poo and Annobon Islands and Rio Muni province, including the continental territory of Rio Muni and the islands of Elobey Grande, Elobey Chico and Corisco. It became an independent country in 1968, taking the name of Republic of Equatorial Guinea.
According to our investigations, two species of this Genus are present in Equatorial Guinea: Euchromia guineensis (Fabricius 1775) and Euchromia lethe (Fabricius 1775). In this work we revise their distribution and carry out the study of both male and female genitalia.


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Vives Moreno, A. (2019). Contribution to the knowledge of the Genus Euchromia Hübner, [1819] 1816 in Equatorial Guinea (Lepidoptera: Erebidae, Arctiinae, Euchromiini). SHILAP Revista De lepidopterología, 47(188), 685–693.




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