A new genus and species of Grapholitini (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae) from Florida, U.S.A

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Riculorampha ancyloides Rota & Brown, gen. n., sp. n. from Florida, is described and illustrated. The type series was reared from the fruit of redbay, Persea borbonia (Lauraceae). The new genus is assigned provisionally to the Dichrorampha-group of genera (Grapholitini) on the basis of the following characters: forewing termen with a row of black dots, forewing fringe with a shallow subapical notch, hindwing veins Rs and M1 separate and parallel or subparallel, female frenulum with two bristles, and corpus bursae with a single signum. The last character is shared with Dichrorampha Guenée, Ricula Heinrich, Riculoides Pastrana, and Goditha Heinrich.


External organisations
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • National Museum of Natural History, Washington
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Zoology


  • Dichrorampha-group, Fruit-borer, Genitalia, Lauraceae, Morphology, Persea, Riculorampha ancyloides, Wing venation
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-46
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes