Metarbela shimonii


Taxonavigation: Cossoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Holometabola
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Superfamilia: Cossoidea

Familia: Metarbelidae
Genus: Metarbela
Species: Metarbela shimonii



Metarbela shimonii I. Lehmann, 2008

Type locality: Kenya, Coast, Kwale District, Gogoni Forest, near site 10.

Holotype: BMNH. male ♂. Genitalia slide no. 05/112006 I. Lehmann. BMNH genitalia slide no. COSS 412. 15.II.2006. leg. I. Lehmann.


  • Lehmann, I., 2008: Ten new species of Metarbelidae (Lepidoptera: Cossoidea) from the coastal forests and the Eastern Arc Mountains Of Kenya and Tanzania, including one species From Two Upland Forests. Journal of East African Natural History 97 (1): 43–82. DOI: 10.2982/0012-8317(2008)97[43:TNSOML]2.0.CO;2. Abstract: [1].