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Phylogenetic Relationships within Heliodinidae and Systematics of Moths Formerly Assigned to Heliodines Stainton (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutoidea)

Series: University of California Publications in Entomology Volume: 124

By: Yu-Feng Hsu and Jerry A Powell

205 pages, 3 color plates, 21 halftones, 25 line illustrations, 19 maps, 6 tables

University of California Press

Paperback | Mar 2005 | #169009 | ISBN: 0520098471
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Heliodinids are tiny, brightly colored dayflying moths. Phylogenetic relationships among genera of Heliodinidae are proposed using parsimony and character compatibility. We describe and illustrate 45 North and Central species (25 newly named) assigned to five genera (two new, two exhumed from synonymy). Larval host plants are recorded for 33 species (14 newly discovered), about 45% of the known fauna; 90% of these are specialists on Caryophyllales, primarliy Nyctaginaceae.

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