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1 September 2013 The Description of Platphalonia magdalenae (Tortricidae, Tortricinae, Euliini, Cochylina) Found Nectaring Diurnally on Centromadia pungens (Asteraceae) in the Central Valley of California Along with a List of Species of Platphalonia
Eric H. Metzler, Valeriu Albu
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Platphalonia Razowski, 2011 (Tortricidae, Tortricinae, Euliini, Cochylina) was proposed for Saphenista mystica Razowski & Becker, 1983 (type species) and several species previously assigned to Platphalonidia Razowski, 1985. However, with the exception of the type species, none of the other purported congeners have been listed. We formally transfer 16 species to Platphalonia, resulting in the following new combinations: P. albertae (Razowski, 1997), P. assector (Razowski, 1967), P. californica (Razowski, 1986), P. campicolana (Walsingham, 1879), P. dangi (Razowski, 1997), P. decrepita (Razowski & Becker, 2002), P. dubia (Razowski & Becker, 1983). P. fusifera (Meyrick, 1912), P. galbanea (Meyrick, 1917), P. lavana (Busck, 1907), Platphalonidia luxata (Razowski & Becker, 1986), P. mendora (Clarke, 1968), P. ochraceana (Razowski, 1967), P. paranae (Razowski & Becker, 1983), P. plicana (Walsingham, 1884), and P. sublimis (Meyrick, 1917). We describe Platphalonia magdalenae Metzler & Albu, new species, from a series of specimens that were discovered nectaring on Centromedia (=Hemizonia) pungens (Hook. & Arn.) Greene ssp. pungens (Asteraceae) during the day-time on 2 May 2011 in Tulare County, in the Central Valley of California. Adults and male and female genitalia of P. magdalenae are illustrated.

Eric H. Metzler and Valeriu Albu "The Description of Platphalonia magdalenae (Tortricidae, Tortricinae, Euliini, Cochylina) Found Nectaring Diurnally on Centromadia pungens (Asteraceae) in the Central Valley of California Along with a List of Species of Platphalonia," The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 67(3), 156-160, (1 September 2013). https://doi.org/10.18473/lepi.v67i3.a2
Received: 11 June 2012; Accepted: 13 September 2012; Published: 1 September 2013
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