Systematic position of Pyloetis mimosae (Stainton) (Lepidoptera: Tineidae), with redescriptions of the adults and immature stages

Yasuyuki Miyamoto, Guo Hua Huang, Toshiya Hirowatari

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Morphological characters of adults and immature stages of Pyloetis mimosae (Stainton 1859) are redescribed mainly on the basis of material collected from seed pods of Leucaena leucocephala (Lem.) in the Ryukyus, Japan. Although the systematic position of this species in the family Tineidae has been problematic, we conclude that it should be placed in the subfamily Erechthiinae based on morphological characters. Pyloetis mimosae is newly recorded from Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-371
Number of pages9
JournalEntomological Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Insect Science

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