Hippurarctia judith Kiriakoff, 1959

Przybyłowicz, Łukasz & Bąkowski, Marek, 2011, Anapisa monotonia Kiriakoff, 1963 – a junior synonym of Anapisa holobrunnea (Talbot, 1932), with new records of Arctiinae (Lepidoptera: Erebidae) from Ghana, Zootaxa 3031, pp. 54-60: 59

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Hippurarctia judith Kiriakoff, 1959


Hippurarctia judith Kiriakoff, 1959 

Hippurarctia judith Kiriakoff, 1959  . Lambillionea 59 (3–4): 26–28.

Material examined. 3 Ajenjua Bepo Forest Reserve; 24–30.VIII. 2006 (AMU).

Distribution. New for Ghana. Described and until now only known from the type series collected in NE Democratic Republic of the Congo (“Uele, Paulis”). The new data from Ghana suggest that the species has a much wider distribution and is probably connected through a zone of tropical rain forests.

Remarks. The most reliable character separating this species from congeners is its dark fuscous forewing and dark pink hindwing ( Przybyłowicz 2009).

We thank Martin Honey ( NHBM) for information on the type of Anapisa holobrunnea ( Talbot, 1932)  and Krzysztof Fiołek ( ISEA) for his great help in arranging the plates. Field work of the second author conducted in Ghana was supported by the Conservation International (Washington, USA) as a part of the Rapid Biological Assessment Program (RAP).