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A new species of Histura Razowski (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Polyorthini) from Guatemala attacking avocados (Persea americana) (Lauraceae)

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http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/50295
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Abstract:
Histura perseavora Brown, new species, from Guatemala, is described and illustrated. It is compared with Histura curvata (Meyrick) from Brazil and Histurodes costaricana Razowski from Costa Rica. All specimens of H. perseavora were reared from either fruit, fruit pedicels, or young green branches of avocados (Persea americana Mill.; Lauraceae) during efforts to identify lepidopteran pests of this commodity in Guatemala. Coincidentally, we discovered museum specimens of H. costaricana reared from avocados in Costa Rica. We present a brief review of the fragmentary knowledge of the larval stages of Polyorthini, the tribe to which H. perseavora is assigned.
Author(s):
Brown, John W. , Hoddle, Mark S.
Subject(s):
Tortricidae , insect pests , plant pests , new species , Persea americana , avocados , plant-insect relations , insect morphology , insect taxonomy , Guatemala
Format:
p. 10-21.
Note:
Includes references
Source:
Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 2010 Jan., v. 112, no. 1
Language:
English
Year:
2010
Collection:
Journal Articles, USDA Authors, Peer-Reviewed
Rights:
Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.