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Keywords:

  • Erechthiinae;
  • immature stages;
  • Japan;
  • Pyloetis;
  • systematic position;
  • Tineidae

Abstract

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.