Systematic position of Pyloetis mimosae (Stainton) (Lepidoptera: Tineidae), with redescriptions of the adults and immature stages
Article first published online: 21 DEC 2007
Volume 10, Issue 4, pages 363–371, December 2007
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MIYAMOTO, Y., HUANG, G.-H. and HIROWATARI, T. (2007), Systematic position of Pyloetis mimosae (Stainton) (Lepidoptera: Tineidae), with redescriptions of the adults and immature stages. Entomological Science, 10: 363–371. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-8298.2007.00235.x
- Issue published online: 21 DEC 2007
- Article first published online: 21 DEC 2007
- Received 28 December 2006; accepted 23 July 2007.
- immature stages;
- systematic position;
Morphological characters of adults and immature stages of Pyloetis mimosae (Stainton 1859) are redescribed mainly on the basis of material collected from seed pods of Leucaena leucocephala (Lem.) in the Ryukyus, Japan. Although the systematic position of this species in the family Tineidae has been problematic, we conclude that it should be placed in the subfamily Erechthiinae based on morphological characters. Pyloetis mimosae is newly recorded from Japan.