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Revista chilena de historia natural

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VARGAS, HECTOR A. A new species of Ithome Chambers (Lepidoptera: Cosmopterigidae: Chrysopeleiinae) from northern Chile. Rev. chil. hist. nat. [online]. 2004, vol.77, n.2, pp.285-292. ISSN 0716-078X.

Descriptions of the adult, larva and pupa of Ithome tiaynai Vargas sp. n. are presented. The anthophagous larvae are associated with Acacia macracantha Willd (Fabaceae). The distribution of this species includes the coastal valleys of Azapa and Chaca, First Region of Chile. Ithome tiaynai is the first species described from Chile for this genus.

Keywords : taxonomy; Acacia macracantha; morphology.

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