Submitted to: Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/26/2002
Publication Date: 6/28/2003
Citation: Brown, J.W. 2003. Three new genera, three new generic synonymies, two new species, and five new combinations in Neotropical Euliini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 105:63-640. Interpretive Summary: The larvae of leafroller moths (family Tortricidae) are pests of agricultural, forest, and ornamental plants. Efforts to detect, exclude, and control potential pest species from abroad are inhibited by our inability to accurately identify many of the species. This paper provides illustrations and descriptions of three new genera of leafrollers and resolves taxonomic difficulties associated with three other genera. This information will be valuable to the following: (1) those involved in understanding relationships among pest species; (2) those involved in the identification of pest species; (3) those interested in the biological diversity of the New World tropics; and (4) action agencies (e.g., APHIS) responsible for excluding potential invasive species.
Technical Abstract: Three new genera in the tortricid tribe Euliini are described and illustrated: Euryeulia, with type species E. biocellata (Walsingham, 1914), new combination, from Mexico; Pseudapina, with type species P. lanceovalva, new species, from Venezuela; and Circapina, with type species C. flexalana, new species, from Costa Rica. Three new generic synonymies are proposed: Pycnospina Razowski, 1997, appears to be a junior synonym of Lobogenesis Razowski, 1990, with the new combination L. centrota (Razowski, 1997); Osmaria Razowski, 1991, appears to be a junior synonym of Anopina Obraztsov, 1962, with the new combination A. psaeroptera (Razowski & Becker, 1991); and Chirotes Razowski & Becker, 1999, is a junior synonym of Strophotina Brown, 1998, with the new combinations S. chorestis (Razowski & Becker, 1999) and S. niphochondra (Razowski & Becker, 1999).