Holcocera sakura (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea; Coleophoridae, Blastobasinae), a new species from Japan, associated with Prunus


Mr Issei Ohshima, Systematic Entomology, Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Kita-9, Nishi-9, Sapporo, 060-8589 Japan. Email: issei@res.agr.hokudai.ac.jp


A new species, Holcocera sakura (Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae: Blastobasinae) that is associated with Prunus is described from Japan. This is the first record of the tribe Holcocerini from Japan. A photograph of the imago, and illustrations of wing venation and male and female genitalia are provided. The taxonomic position of this species is discussed.