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51a1318.1 – 3438.2   Ephippiphora thermopsidis (Eiseman & Austin, 2020)

- Paratype - © Charley Eiseman
Distribution: Type locality: Nathrop, Mesa Antero, Nathrop, Chaffee Co., CO.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Thermopsis rhombifolia
Field Marks:
See Eiseman at al. 2020, Zootaxa, 4748(3): 514–530.
Genitalia: See Eiseman at al. 2020, Zootaxa, 4748(3): 514–530.
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Synonymy: Grapholita thermopsidis Eiseman & Austin, 2020
Taxonomic Notes: Ephippiphora thermopsidis (Eiseman & Austin, 2020), n. sp., Zootaxa, 4748(3): 519, n. comb. in Hu et al. (2023: Appendix S4). The name Ephippiphora, revived status, was formerly teated as a synonym of Grapholita. (new since Pohl & Nanz (eds.) (2023))
  • Eiseman, C.S., K.A. Austin, J.A. Blyth & T.S. Feldman, 2020. New records of leaf-mining Tortricidae (Lepidoptera) in North America, with the description of a new species of Grapholita. Zootaxa, 4748(3): 514-530.
  • Hu, G-L, J. Brown, M. Heikkilä, L. Aarvik, M. Mutanen, 2023. Molecular phylogeny, divergence time, biogeography and trends in host plant usage in the agriculturally important tortricid tribe Grapholitini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Olethreutinae). Cladistics, 39(5): 359-381; Appendix S4.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Ephippiphora thermopsidis
- Holotype - LG – © CUIC, K. Austin
Ephippiphora thermopsidis
- Paratype - LG – © CUIC, K. Austin

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