Two new species of Utetheisa Hübner (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Arctiinae) from the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

Bernard Landry, Lazaro Roque-Albelo
2009 ZooKeys  
Two new species, Utetheisa connerorum and Utetheisa henrii (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Arctiinae) are described from the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Th e latter inhabits the highlands of San Cristobal Island while the former is widely distributed on most of the islands of the archipelago. Th eir habitus and genitalia are illustrated. Based on a study of the holotype, Utetheisa galapagensis (Wallengren) was found to be restricted to San Cristobal Island, contrary to previous reports, and is
more » ... bed here. A key is provided to separate all six Galapagos species of Utetheisa based on external characters.
doi:10.3897/zookeys.21.201 fatcat:flbvrm4oi5ecjl5pd73fhkma2e