Lepidoptera of the Falkland islands (4): A new species of Acrolepiopsis Gaedike (Lepidoptera: Glyphipterigidae, Acrolepiinae).

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Entomologist's monthly Magazine, Volume 150, p.183-187 (2014)


Lepidoptera, Glyphipterigidae, Acrolepiinae, Acrolepiopsis, new species


A new species of crepuscular Acrolepiinae moth, Acrolepiopsis madeleinae sp. n., is
described from the Falkland Islands. It is morphologically different from the other known
Neotropical Acrolepiinae species and may prove to be endemic to the Falkland Islands. The
biology and immature stages of this species are currently unknown.