A taxonomic study of the micro-lepidopteran genera Microcalyptris Braun and Fomoria Beirne occurring in the United States of America (Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1979
Authors:C. Wilkinson
Journal:Tijdschrift voor Entomologie
Date Published:1979-05-31
Keywords:Acalyptris bicornutus, Acalyptris bipinnatellus, Acalyptris distaleus, Acalyptris postalatratus, Acalyptris punctulata, Acalyptris scirpi, Acalyptris tenuijuxtus, Acalyptris thoracealbella, Canada, Ectoedemia hypericella, Ectoedemia pteliaeella, Fomoria hypericella, Fomoria pteliaeella, Lepidoptera, Microcalyptris bipinnatellus, Microcalyptris distaleus, Microcalyptris postalatratus, Microcalyptris scirpi, Nepticulidae, New species, USA

The nearctic species of ltwo genera of leaf-mining microlepidoptera are here revised as a prelude to a revision of the North American Nepticulidae. The concept of Microcalyptris Braun is widened from what was known as a rnonotypic genus to one having eight species. Fomoria Beirne can no longer be regarded as solely Palaearctic for here the true relationship of twospecies is shown in their transfer from "Nepticula" von Heyden. Generic and species diagnoses, key, descriptions, and details of genitalia arc given where necessary.

Short Title:Tijdschr. Ent.
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