First record of the genus Neoduma Hampson (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae) from India with the description of a new species

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Jagbir Singh Kirti
Rahul Joshi
Navneet Singh


A new species, Neoduma valvata sp. nov. is described from Assam and Mizoram (northeastern India) which represents the first record of the genus from India. In addition, the female genitalia of N. kuangtungensis (Daniel), a new record from India, is studied here for the first time. A dichotomous key to the Neoduma species is also provided.

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