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Revista Brasileira de Zoologia

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Rev. Bras. Zool. vol.11 no.2 Curitiba  1994 

A new Ectaga Walsingham (Lepidoptera, Oecophoridae) from southern South America



Vitor O. Becker

Centro de Pesquisa Agropecuária dos Cerrados, EMBRAPA, Caixa Postal 08223, 73301-970 Planaltina, Distrito Federal, Brasil




Ectaga garcia, sp.n., related to E. promeces Walsingham, 1912 is described. Larvae were reared on Lantana camara, L. griesebachiana and L. montevidensis (Verbenaceae) in Argentina and Brazil.

Key words: Lepidoptera, Oecophoridae, Ectaga, Lantana, Verbenaceae, South America



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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. Dr. Anthony Raw. Department of Zoology. Universidade de Brasilia, red the manuscript: Mr. W. Cavalcante, EMBRAPA-CPAC. prepared the line drawings.



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Recebido em 20.II.1994; aceito em 15.VII.1994.

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