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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: SYSTEMATICS OF MOTHS, LEAFHOPPERS, AND TRUE BUGS OF IMPORTANCE TO AGRICULTURAL, FOREST, AND ORNAMENTAL PLANTS Title: First report of Ecpyrrhoerrhoe puralis (South) (Pyraloidea: Crambidae: Pyraustinae) in North America: a naturalized exotic pyraustine from Asia feeding on Paulownia Siebold & Zucc

Authors
item Solis, M
item Scholtens, Brian - COLL. OF CHARLESTON, SC
item Adams, James - DALTON STATE COLL., GA
item Funk, David - STROUD WATER RES. CTR.

Submitted to: News of the Lepidopterist's Society
Publication Type: Research Notes
Publication Acceptance Date: August 1, 2009
Publication Date: April 13, 2010
Citation: Solis, M.A., Scholtens, B.G., Adams, J.K., Funk, D.H. 2010. First report of Ecpyrrhoerrhoe puralis (South) (Pyraloidea: Crambidae: Pyraustinae) in North America: a naturalized exotic pyraustine from Asia feeding on Paulownia Siebold & Zucc. News of the Lepidopterist's Society. 64(1):33-35.

Technical Abstract: The first record and identification of a very large, yellow pyraustine in the eastern United States, Ecpyrrhoerrhoe puralis, is documented. This exotic moth is reported to feed on Paulownia tomentosa (Thunb.) Steud., an invasive plant from China. A partial checklist of the species currently in Ecpyrrhoerrhoe is given. Yezobotys Munroe & Mutuura is synonymized, and the type species, Y. dissimilis Yamanaka is transferred to Ecpyrrhoerrhoe, new combination.

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