Eupoecilia Stephens, 1829, Stephens, 1829

Zhang, Xu & Li, Houhun, 2008, Review of the Chinese species of Eupoecilia Stephens (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Cochylini), Zootaxa 1692, pp. 55-68: 55-56

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.180634

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scientific name

Eupoecilia Stephens, 1829
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Genus Eupoecilia Stephens, 1829  

Eupoecilia Stephens, 1829: 190   ; Razowski, 1968: 103; Razowski, 1987: 166. Type species: Tortrix angustana Hübner, 1799   .

Clysia Hübner, 1825: 409   . Type species: Tinea ambiguella Hübner, 1796   . [preoccupied]

Eupecilia Herrich-Schäffer, 1851: 179   . [misspelling of Eupoecilia   ]

Arachniotes Diakonoff, 1952: 24. Type species: Arachniotes dactylota Diakonoff, 1952   .

Diagnosis. Eupoecilia   is characterized by the unique socii; the forewing with a distinct median fascia; the hindwing with R S and M 1 stalked to about middle; and M 3 and CuA 1 variably stalked from 1 / 3 to 1 / 6. In the male genitalia, the socii have a broad base and a slender distal part, usually extending anteriorly; the sacculus sometimes has ventral spines or a prominence distally; the transtilla has a well developed central part armed with minute distal spines; and the aedeagus often has numerous cornuti of various size. In the female genitalia, the ductus bursae bears thorns and has a wrinkled surface, and the corpus bursae has sclerites bearing longitudinal folds accompanied by groups of spines.

Eupoecilia   is similar to Eugnosta Hübner, 1825   in the possession of a broad coecum penis in the male genitalia, but it can be distinguished from the latter by the socius having a broad base and a slender distal part extending anteriorly, and the tegumen slightly to acutely narrowed dorsally. In Eugnosta   the socii are rodlike, erect, and directed posteriorly, and the tegumen is broad with an obtuse dorsum.

Biology. The larvae of Eupoecilia   feed on the leaves, flowers, and seeds of various plants. Documented host plants include Acer campestris   ( Aceraceae   ), Achillea   sp. ( Asteraceae   ), Cornus mascula   ( Cornaceae   ), Gnaphalium   sp. ( Asteraceae   ), Hedera helix   ( Araliaceae   ), Ligustrum   sp. ( Oleaceae   ), Lonicera racemosa   ( Caprifoliaceae   ), Plantago   sp. ( Plantaginaceae   ), Prunus   sp. ( Rosaceae   ), Ribes   sp. ( Grossulariaceae   ), Rhamnus frangula   ( Rhamnaceae   ), Sanguisorba officinalis   ( Rosaceae   ), Solidago   sp. ( Asteraceae   ), Syringa persica   ( Oleaceae   ), Thymus   sp. ( Lamiaceae   ), and Viburnum   sp. ( Caprifoliaceae   ) ( Razowski, 1968; Kawabe, 1982).

Distribution. The genus Eupoecilia   is distributed in the Oriental and Palaearctic regions, with some fewer species in the Australian and Ethiopian regions. In China species richness is relatively high in the eastern part, but rather low in the western part (Map. 1).

MAP 1. The distribution of Eupoecilia Stephens   in China

: E. quinaspinalis Zhang & Li   , sp. n.;: E. ambiguella (Hübner)   ;: E. angustana (Hübner)   ;: E. citrinana Razowski   ;: E. inouei Kawabe   ;: E. kobeana Razowski   ;: E. sanguisorbana (Herrich-Schäffer)   .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Tortricidae

Loc

Eupoecilia Stephens, 1829

Zhang, Xu & Li, Houhun 2008
2008
Loc

Eupoecilia

Razowski 1987: 166
Razowski 1968: 103
Stephens 1829: 190
1829
Loc

Clysia Hübner, 1825 : 409

Hubner 1825: 409
1825