Anacochylidia maderana Brown

Brown, John W., 2019, New genera, new species, and new combinations in New World Cochylina (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Tortricinae), Zootaxa 4671 (2), pp. 195-222: 198

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Anacochylidia maderana Brown

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Anacochylidia maderana Brown  , new species

Figs. 1View FIGURES 1–10, 19View FIGURES 19–26, 33View FIGURES 33–38

Diagnosis. Anacochylidia maderana  is a small species with a narrow triangular forewing and somewhat distinctive maculation: the ground color is white, with an ill-defined, pale rust patch in the subterminal region and an ill-defined, concolorous, oblique dash from the middle of the hind margin extending to about the middle of the discal cell ( Fig. 1View FIGURES 1–10). The species is superficially similar to Cochylis temerana ( Busck, 1907)  and Mimcochylis fulvotincatana ( Walsingham, 1884)  , but the genitalia have little in common with those species. Anacochylidia maderana  is easily distinguished by the male genitalia ( Fig. 19View FIGURES 19–26), which have a broad, concavely rounded top of the tegumen; a very short, wide valva similar to species of Cochylidia  ; and a long, curved, slender, apically-attenuate rod from the phallus, extending ca. 0.5 the length of the phallus. The male genitalia lack the conspicuous elongate process from the base of the costa of the valva that is present in all species Cochylidia  .

Description. Head: Frons and vertex buff; labial palpus light buff with scattered fuscous scales, cream on inner surface; antenna mixed fuscous and cream, sensory setae about 0.9 times flagellomere diameter in male, shorter in female. Thorax: Mesonotum and tegula buff in anterior 0.3, remainder pale fuscous; forewing length 4.5–4.8 mm (n = 4); forewing ground white, with ill-defined, pale rust, submedian dash extending from near middle of hind margin to lower edge of discal cell; small concolorous spot at costa ca. 0.6 distance from base to apex; subterminal area with broad concolorous patch extending from costa almost to tornus. Fringe white. Hindwing cream-white. Fringe concolorous with wing. Abdomen: Dorsal scaling brown, venter shiny white. Male genitalia ( Fig. 19View FIGURES 19–26) as described for genus. Female genitalia ( Fig. 33View FIGURES 33–38) as described for genus.

Types. Holotype ³, Madera Canyon , [Santa Cruz Co.], Arizona, 3‒5 Sep 1969, J. Powell ( EME)  . Paratypes (6³, 1♀). USA: Arizona: Cochise Co.: Palmerlee, no date (5³, 1♀) ( USNM). Santa Cruz Co. : Madera Canyon, 3‒5 Sep 1969 (1³), J. Powell ( EME)  .

Etymology. The specific epithet refers to the type locality of Madera Canyon in Arizona.

Distribution and biology. This species is known from Palmerlee (Cochise Co.) (n = 7) (USNM) and Madera Canyon (Santa Cruz Co.) (n = 2) (EME) of southern Arizona. The only two specimens with capture data are from September. Nothing is known of the early stages.


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