Metarbela shimonii Lehmann, 2008

FAMILY Metarbelidae
SUBFAMILY  
GENUS Metarbela
SPECIES shimonii
AUTHORLehmann, 2008
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONMetarbela shimonii spec. nov.
TYPE LOCALITYKenya, Coast, Kwale District, Gogoni Forest, near site 10, 15.ii.2006, leg. I. Lehmann.
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, genitalia slide Lehmann 05/112006♂, BMNH COSS 412♂, BMNH; Paratypes 5♂, genitalia slides Lehmann 09/112006♂, 14/062007♂, NMK, NHMU, RMCA, coll. Lehmann.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Lehmann, I. 2008. Ten new species of Metarbelidae (Lepidoptera: Cossoidea) from the coastal forests and the Eastern Arc Mountains of Kenya and Tanzania, including one species from two upland forests. - Journal of East African Natural History 97(1):43–82.
PAGINATION 47–48, figs. 1a, 2a; pl. 1, fig. 1

Species pictures

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Lehmann I.
Kenya, Coast, Kwale District, Gogoni Forest, near site 10, 15.ii.2006, leg. I. Lehmann.
BMNH , Holotype ♂

Species Distribution

COUNTRYPROVINCE/STATEPUBLICATION
Kenya   Lehmann, I. 2008. Ten new species of Metarbelidae (Lepidoptera: Cossoidea) from the coastal forests and the Eastern Arc Mountains of Kenya and Tanzania, including one species from two upland forests. - Journal of East African Natural History 97(1):43–82.

Host Plants

Unknown