ZooKeys 646: 79-94 (17 Jan 2017)
Review of Neopalpa Povolný, 1998 with description of a new species from California and Baja California, Mexico (Lepidoptera, Gelechiidae)
expand article infoVazrick Nazari‡
‡ Unaffiliated, Ottawa, Canada
Corresponding author: Vazrick Nazari ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Academic editor: Donald Lafontaine
© 2017 Vazrick Nazari.
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Citation: Nazari V (2017) Review of Neopalpa Povolný, 1998 with description of a new species from California and Baja California, Mexico (Lepidoptera, Gelechiidae). ZooKeys 646: 79-94. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.646.11411
The monotypic genus Neopalpa was described in 1998 by Czech entomologist Dalibor Povolný based on two male specimens from Santa Catalina Island, California, which he named N. neonata. The female of this species was discovered recently based on a DNA barcode match and is described. In addition, a new species with marked differences in morphology and DNA barcodes from southern California and Baja California Mexico is described as Neopalpa donaldtrumpi sp. n. Adults and genitalia of both species are illustrated, new diagnosis for the genus Neopalpa is provided, and its position within Gelechiidae is briefly discussed.
Keywords Microlepidoptera, new species, nomenclature, taxonomy, Donald J. Trump
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