Systematic Treatment

Bernard Landry and Jerry A. Powell

in Systematics and Phylogeny of Sparganothina and Related Taxa (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Sparganothini)

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 2001 | ISBN: 9780520098404
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520916005 | DOI:
Systematic Treatment

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The new perception of Sparganothina is based on two synapomorphies: the presence of a tonguelike projection ventrally on the ductus bursae and the presence of large, rounded, and free lateral plates of the female sternum. Antenna length between 0.36 and 0.54 length of forewing slightly thickened by scales basally: ciliae short in females, about as long as flagellomeros in males. Ocelli are generally small, but large in anopla. Sparganothina spinulosa on the other hand can be distinguished from “S.” browni by its asymmetrical forewing median fascia, which reaches the dorsal margin. Additionally, the male has a visible strongly enlarged and spined sacculus, and the transtilla is reduced to spined lateral projections; the female bears a uniquely strongly enlarged ostial plate, and its sternum IX is also remarkable in that it forms a well-sclerotized glabrous plate.

Keywords: synapomorphies; ciliae; anolpa; transtilla; ostial plate

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Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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