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1 March 2013 Review of Aesiocopa Zeller, 1877, with the Descriptions of Two New Species (Tortricidae: Sparganothini)
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The formerly monotypic genus Aesiocopa Zeller, 1877 is reviewed. Three species are included: A. vacivana Zeller, 1877 (type species) from Panama and Costa Rica; A. necrofolia Brown & Phillips, new species, from Mexico, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica; and A. grandis Brown, new species, from Costa Rica. The genus is recorded sparingly from Mexico to Panama. Although A. vacivana and A. grandis are known from only a handful of specimens, A. necrofolia has been reared from larvae numerous times in Costa Rica and from 15 different plant families: Asteraceae, Euphorbiaceae, Fabaceae, Hernandiaceae, Icacinaceae, Lauraceae, Magnoliaceae, Myrsinaceae, Myrtaceae, Piperaceae, Rubiaceae, Salicaceae, Sapindaceae, Smilacaceae, and Urticaceae. The abundance of rearing records suggests that the species is polyphagous, and the paucity of field-collected adults suggests that it may not be avidly attracted to light. The same may be true for its congeners.

John W. Brown "Review of Aesiocopa Zeller, 1877, with the Descriptions of Two New Species (Tortricidae: Sparganothini)," The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 68(1), 1-9, (1 March 2013). https://doi.org/10.18473/lepi.v68i1.a1
Received: 2 April 2013; Accepted: 2 April 2013; Published: 1 March 2013
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