Nycthia pimana ( Busck, 1907 )

Brown, John W., 2019, New genera, new species, and new combinations in New World Cochylina (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Tortricinae), Zootaxa 4671 (2), pp. 195-222: 205

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4671.2.2

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Nycthia pimana ( Busck, 1907 )
status

new combination

Nycthia pimana ( Busck, 1907)  , new combination

Figs. 9View FIGURES 1–10, 24View FIGURES 19–26, 38View FIGURES 33–38

Phalonia pimana Busck, 1907: 24  ; McDunnough 1939: 60.

Cochylis pimana: Powell 1983: 142  ; Razowski 1994: 294.

[ Cochylini  New Genus 5] pimana: Brown, 2005: 208  ; Metzler & Brown 2014: 278.

Diagnosis. Adults of N. pimana  are easily distinguished from those of N. yuccatana  by two features of the forewing: N. pimana  has a complete, uninterrupted forewing median fascia, whereas the median fascia is faint and/or interrupted in the latter; and N. pimana  has a paler ocherous forewing ground color, whereas that of N. yuccatana  is pale grayish. In the male genitalia of N. pimana  ( Fig. 24View FIGURES 19–26) the long, rodlike, median part of the valva is rather sinuate in the distal 0.2, whereas in N. yuccatana  the rod is more evenly curved. In the female genitalia, the colliculum of N. pimana  is more cylindrical than that of N. yuccatana  and has a distinctive thumblike process anteriorly.

Type. Holotype ♀, USA, Arizona, Pima Co., Baboquivera Mountains, August ( USNM). 

Nycthia pimana  has been reared from the seeds of Agave  species ( Liliaceae  ). Adult captures range from April through September, probably representing two broods. The species apparently is restricted to the xeric mountain ranges of the southwestern U.S. from Texas (Davis, Chisos, and Guadalupe mountains) to Lordsburg, New Mexico, Arizona (Baboquivari, Santa Rita, Chiricahua, and Huachuca mountains), and southern California (San Jacinto Mountains), south into Sinaloa and Baja California, Mexico, typically at elevations from about 4,000’ (in California) to 6,800’ (in New Mexico). In recent years it has been collected with some frequency in the lower elevations of the Chiricahua Mountains (near Portal) in southeastern Arizona.

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Tortricidae

Genus

Nycthia

Loc

Nycthia pimana ( Busck, 1907 )

Brown, John W. 2019
2019
Loc

Phalonia pimana

McDunnough, J. 1939: 60
Busck, A. 1907: 24
Loc

Cochylis pimana:

Razowski, J. 1994: 294
Powell, J. A. 1983: 142
Loc

Cochylini

Metzler, E. H. & Brown, J. W. 2014: 278
Brown, J. W. 2005: 208