Location: Systematic Entomology LaboratoryTitle: A new species of Palpita (Crambidae, Spilomelinae) from the coastal plains of southeastern United States Author
Submitted to: Zootaxa
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/28/2012
Publication Date: 2/6/2013
Citation: Sulivan, J.B., Solis, M.A. 2013. A new species of Palpita (Crambidae, Spilomelinae) from the coastal plains of southeastern United States. Zootaxa. 264:3-9. Interpretive Summary: Many pyraloids or snout moths are pests of crops, stored products, or of forests, and a major component of native habitats. This paper describes a new species of a snout moth from North Carolina based on the morphology and COI barcode molecular analysis. It is related to eleven other species in the United States that feed on the olive plant family. Information about this new species will be used by state extension entomologists and quarantine officials.
Technical Abstract: A new species of Palpita Hübner (Crambidae: Spilomelinae), P. maritima, sp.n., is described from maritime forests of the coastal plains of southeastern United States.