A systematic study of the pulchra species group of Archips occurring in Japan (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae)
Article first published online: 27 SEP 2006
Volume 9, Issue 3, pages 327–340, September 2006
How to Cite
JINBO, U. (2006), A systematic study of the pulchra species group of Archips occurring in Japan (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae). Entomological Science, 9: 327–340. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-8298.2006.00178.x
- Issue published online: 27 SEP 2006
- Article first published online: 27 SEP 2006
- Received 2 November 2005; accepted 24 May 2006.
- Archips abiephaga;
- Archips stellata sp. nov.;
This paper reviews the pulchra species group of Archips, describes a new species, Archips stellata, and redescribes A. pulchra (Butler) and A. abiephaga (Yasuda). Although long confused with each other, these three species are distinguishable by differences in the wing markings, abdominal dorsal pits, and genitalia. To position the pulchra group systematically within the genus Archips, earlier related studies are reviewed and the phylogenetic relevance and polarities of traits are discussed. The forewing pattern, consisting of transverse black and glossy gray fasciae, is presumed to be the only synapomorphy of this group; affinity between the pulchra group and other groups of Archips in some traits may reflect symplesiomorphy.