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Review of the genus Aphanostola Meyrick, 1931 (Lepidoptera, Gelechiidae, anomologinae) with description of 19 new species from the Afrotropical Region.

Bidzilya, O. V. ; Mey, W. ; Agassiz, D.

Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 2016 Vol 63 No. 1 pp. 45-74;

Abstract

New diagnosis of the genus Aphanostola is provided, and its position within Gelechiidae is briefly discussed. 19 species are described from South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia: A. acaciae Bidzilya & Mey, sp. n., A. morogorensis Bidzilya, sp. n., A. calderae Bidzilya & Mey, sp. n., A. kenyella Bidzilya & Agassiz, sp. n., A. kruegeri Bidzilya & Mey, sp. n., A. alternella Bidzilya & Agassiz, sp. n., A. antennata Bidzilya & Mey, sp. n., A. rooiklipella Bidzilya & Mey, sp. n., A. griseella Bidzilya & Mey, sp. n., A. centripunctella Bidzilya & Mey, sp. n., A. joannoui Bidzilya & Mey, sp. n., A. namibiensis Bidzilya & Mey, sp. n., A. brandbergensis Bidzilya & Mey, sp. n., A. aarviki Bidzilya, sp. n., A. africanella Bidzilya, Agassiz, & Mey, sp. n., A. emarginata Bidzilya & Mey, sp. n., A. melliferae Bidzilya, Agassiz & Mey, sp. n., A. maxima Bidzilya & Mey, sp. n., A. longicornuta Bidzilya, Agassiz & Mey, sp. n. A key to the species is given based on external characters and the genitalia of both sexes. Adults and genitalia of all species are illustrated.