Additions to the plume moth fauna of The Bahamas (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae) with description of four new species


  • Deborah L. Matthews
  • Jacqueline Y. Miller
  • Mark J. Simon
  • Gary J. Goss


Adaina, Dejongia, Emmelina, Exelastis, Hellinsia, hostplants, Lantanophaga, life history, Lioptilodes, Lucayan Archipelago, Megalorhipida, Michaelophorus, Oidaematophorus, Postplatyptilia, Stenoptilodes, Sphenarches.


Records of Bahamas plume moths (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae) collected since 2011 are summarized and four new species described: Michaelophorus salensis Matthews, new species, Oidaematophorus androsensis Matthews, new species, Hellinsia bahamensis Matthews, new species, and Hellinsia lucayana Matthews, new species. Species accounts including illustrations of adults and genitalia, diagnoses, larval hosts, habitats, and distributions are provided. Of the 23 species found, new larval host associations are reported for two species while the life histories remain unknown for seven species.