Eupinivora Brown, 2013

Brown, John W., 2019, New genera, new species, and new combinations in New World Cochylina (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Tortricinae), Zootaxa 4671 (2), pp. 195-222: 220

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Eupinivora Brown, 2013


Eupinivora Brown, 2013 

Type species: Eupinivora ponderosae Brown, 2013 

Eupinivora  was described for seven species ranging from the mountains of the western United States (Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas) south through Nuevo Leon and Durango to Estado de Mexico, Mexico. Eupinivora  are large moths (forewing length 7.5–12.0 mm) with a rusty forewing pattern reminiscent of many species that feed on pines (e.g., Rhaycionia Hübner [1825], Eucopina Gilligan & Wright, 2014  , etc.). Brown (2013) commented that Eupinivora  is closely related to Henricus Busck, 1943  , and DNA barcodes provide additional support for this hypothesis. Four species of Eupinivora  have been reared from the cones of Pinus arizonica var. cooperi Blanco  ( Pinaceae  ) and one from Pinus ponderosa  P. & C. Lawson, and all of the species occur in habitats dominated by conifers at elevations between ca. 1700 and 2750 m. Below one additional species is transferred to the genus.