Submitted to: Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: August 12, 1999
Publication Date: N/A
Interpretive Summary: The larvae of many species of leafrollers (moths of the family Tortricidae) are pest of agricultural, sylvicultural, and ornamentl plants. While most U.S. species can be identified with confidence, the majority of species from New World tropics cannot. The latter includes numerous pests of citrus, grapes, avocado, stone fruits, kiwi fruit, lychee, pine, and many others. Because accurate identification is the first step in exclusion and control of these species, it is important to name, describe, and illustrate them. In this paper I examine two genera; I name 13 new species and present photographs and drawings of all 17 species treated. The descriptions and illustrations will help APHIS personnel and other scientist recognize these species.
Technical Abstract: The Neotropical tortricid genera Lobogenesis Razowski and Odonthalitus Razowski are revised. Eight species are included in Lobogenesis: L. lobata Razowski (type species) from Costa Rica and Panama; L. penai, new species from Cochabamba, Bolivia; L. magdalenana, new species; from Colombia and Venezuela; L. larana, new species, from Lara Province, Venezula; L. contrasta, new species, from Cochabamba, Bolivia; L. antiqua, new species, from Cochabamba, Bolivia; L. peruviana, new species, from Peru; and L. varnicosa, new species, from Argentina. Nine species are included in Odonthalitus: O. lacticus Razowski (type species) from Durango, Mexico; O. oaxacanus, new species, from Oaxaca, Mexico; O. pseudowahakanus, new species, from Oaxaca, Mexico; O. lasjoyas, new species, from Jalisco, Mexico; O. orinoma (Walsingham), new combination, from Guerrero, Mexico; O. fuscomaculus, new species, from Michoacan, Mexico; O. poas, new species, ,from Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica; and O. regilla (Walsingham), new combination, from Guatemala. While the monophyly of Lobogenesis is well supported by characters of the male and female genitalia, Odonthalitus, as currently defined, may be paraphyletic.