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Title: Systematic revision of Anopinella (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Euliini)

item Brown, John
item Adamski, David

Submitted to: Zootaxa
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/15/2003
Publication Date: 5/15/2003
Citation: Brown, J.W., Adamski, D. 2003. Systematic revision of Anopinella (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Euliini). Zootaxa. 200:1-94.

Interpretive Summary: Leafroller moths are important pests of crops and tropical fruits (e.g., grapes, citrus, apple, kiwi fruit, etc.) throughout the New World. Identification and subsequent communication about these moths are hindered by the fact that many species are undescribed (not named) and relationships among them are unknown. In the genus studied, 41 species, 38 of which are new to science, are described, and keys and illustrations for their identification are provided. This information will be of importance to those interested in the systematics of leafroller moths worldwide; to those interested in tropical biodiversity; and to APHIS and other action agencies whose role is the detection, interception, and identification of foreign pests potentially entering the U.S.

Technical Abstract: Forty-one species are recognized in the Neotropical genus Anopinella Powell, including 3 previously described, i.e. A. isodelta (Meyrick), A. triquetra (Walsingham), and A. ophiodes (Walsingham), and 39 described herein: A. cartagoa, A. alasana, A. araguana, A. banhadoa, A. razowskii, A. parambana, A. rastafariana, A. arenalana, A. mariana, A. carabayana, A. cafrosana, A. fana, A. porrasa, A. tucki, A. novalima, A. cartana, A. choko, A. beckeri, A. petropolisa, A. cuzco, A. macrosema, A. phillipsi, A. peruensis, A. ockendeni, A. larana, A. holandia, A. tinalandana, A. panamana, A. sympatrica, A. planaltina, A. boliviana, A. rio, A. bertioga, A. rica, A. tapanti, A. labonita, A. quebrada, and A. styraxivora. The genus occurs from southern Mexico to Brazil. One species has been reared from the fruit of Styrax (Styracaceae) and a second species from a fungus gall on Inga longispina (Fabaceae). We revisit phylogenetic relationships among Anopinella, Seticosta Razowski, Punctapinella Brown, Strophotina Brown, and Apolychrosis Amsel.

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