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Acta Amazonica

Print version ISSN 0044-5967On-line version ISSN 1809-4392

Acta Amaz. vol.12 no.3 Manaus July/Sept. 1982

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1809-43921982123649 

ZOOLOGIA

Two new species of moths (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae, Chrysauginae) associated with the three-toed sloth (Bradypus spp.) in South America

J. D. Bradley1 

1Commonwealth Institute of Entomology, c/ British Museum (Natural History) Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD.

Abstract

Two species of chrysaugine moths, discovered as a result of an ecological study in Brazil of tree sloths and their ectoparasites, are described as new and named Cryptoses waagei sp. n. and C. rufipictus sp. n. They are differentiated from their single congener C. choloepi Dyar and near relatives Bradypophila garbei Ihering and Bradypodicola hahneli Spuler which are also found on tree sloths.

RESUMO

Duas espécies de mariposas da família Chrysauginae, descobertas pelos estudos ecológicos da preguiça e seus ectoparasitas no Brasil, são descritas como novas e são denominadas, Cryptoses waagei sp. n. e C. rufipictus sp. n. Estas são diferenciadas da única outra espécie deste gênero, C. choloepi Dyar e das espécies afins, Bradypophila garbei Ilhering e Bradypodicola hahneli Spuler que também são encontrados nas preguiças.

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