Systematic Account

Yu-Feng Hsu and Jerry A. Powell

in Phylogenetic Relationships within Heliodinidae and Systematics of Moths Formerly Assigned to Heliodines Stainton (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutoidea)

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780520098473
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520916067 | DOI:
Systematic Account

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This chapter presents descriptions of North American, Caribbean, and Central American species that formerly were assigned to Heliodines Stainton or were undescribed members of the same clades. These are assigned to two genera based on older names given new status from synonymy (Embola Walsingham and Aetole Chambers) and three new genera (Neoheliodines, Heliogemma, and Euheliodines). Species known from one sex only are included if characters agree with species known from both sexes, enabling assignment to one of the above genera. Species from other geographic regions formerly assigned to Heliodines whose characters define them as independent clades are redescribed, that is, Heliodines roesella (L.) in Europe, “H.” princeps Meyrick in Australia, and Aetole galapagoensis (Heppner and B. Landry) in the Galapagos Islands. The chapter also presents diagnoses and illustrations of type or representative species for each of the remaining world genera of Heliodinidae.

Keywords: Heliodinidae; Heliodines; genera; Embola; Aetole; clades; Neoheliodines; Heliogemma; Euheliodines; Heliodines roesella

Chapter.  34956 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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