Systematics of the Chrysoxena Group of Genera (Lepidoptera (Paperback)

Tortricidae: Euliini) (UC Publications in Entomology #111)

By John W. Brown, Jerry A. Powell

University of California Press, 9780520097650, 130pp.

Publication Date: December 4, 1991

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Description

The authors examine relationships within the Chrysoxena group of the tortricid tribe Euliini. They define 54 species among six genera: Chrysoxena Meyrick; Vulpoxena Brown, new genus; Thoridia Brown, new genus; Dorithia Powell; Cuproxena Powell and Brown, new genus; and Bidorpitia Brown, new genus. Using cladistic methods, the authors develop a phylogenetic hypothesis for the genera and species groups of Dorithia and Cuproxena. A systematic treatment of the included species provides appropriate generic assignment for several previously misplaced species and describes many taxa as new.