During a moth diversity survey, 106 species of Pyraloidea were collected in March and April 2017 in the Nimba Mountains (East Nimba Nature Reserve and Mount Gangra) in Liberia. In total, 86 species were identified and for another ten species identification was provided to the genus level only. Seventy six of the 86 species are new records for Liberia. The majority of species (54) are purely Afrotropical, nine species are cosmopolitan, while the remaining species are Pa-laeotropic in their distribution pattern. It is estimated that the present research endeavour reflects no more than 30 % of pyraloid diversity in the region and future collecting efforts may increase the species list three-fold.
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