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A comparative study of the coconut flat moth (Agonoxena argaula Meyr.) and its allies, including a new species (Lepidoptera, Agonoxenidae)

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 July 2009

J. D. Bradley
Affiliation:
Commonwealth Institute of Entomology

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Taxonomic characters of the adult, pupa and larva of the coconut flat moth, Agonoxena argaula Meyr., are compared with those of the three other known species comprising the family Agonoxenidae, and keys to the species are provided. One new species, A. phoenicia, is described from northern Queensland. The systematic position of the family and the generic status of the four species are discussed. Although differences of possible taxonomic importance have been noted, the species are considered sufficiently homogeneous to allow assignment to the single genus Agonoxena Meyr. Haemolytis miniana Meyr. is transferred to Agonoxena, and Haemolytis Meyr. is suppressed as a junior synonym.

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