Submitted to: Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: May 10, 2004
Publication Date: June 10, 2004
Citation: Brown, J.W., Lewis, J.A. 2004. Catalogue of the type specimens of tortricidae (lepidoptera) in the collection of the national museum of natural history, smithsonian institution, washington, d.c.. Zootaxa. 510: 1-160 Interpretive Summary: Many species in the moth family Tortricidae are pests of crops and many are poorly known and difficult to identify. Nearly all named species of plants and animals are represented in a collection somewhere by a "name-bearing" type specimen - the specimen used by the original author or "describer" to describe or name the species. These specimens are invaluable for systematic research and for accurate identifications of unknown species. The collection of the National Museum of Natural History includes 988 type specimens of the leafroller famil, Tortricidae. This paper lists these types, provides references to their original publication, and gives collecting data, which frequently includes information regarding what plant larvae feed upon. This work will be valuable to taxonomists dealing with this large family of economically important insects.
Technical Abstract: Type specimens of the family Tortricidae deposited in the collection of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, are listed alphabetically by species (or subspecies), along with an abbreviated literature citation to the original description and collecting data for the specimen. The type collection includes 988 name-bearing types of Tortricidae: 838 holotypes, 50 lectotypes (6 of which are designated herein), 60 species represented by one or more syntypes, 38 species represented by the only known extant specimen from the original series, 1 neotype, and 1 "pseudo-type."