(Es una publicación nueva para Estación Biológica La Selva y Estación Biológica Palo Verde)
Davis, S. R.; Gentili-Poole, P.; Mitter, C. 2008. A revision of the Cossulinae of Costa Rica and cladistic analysis of the world species (Lepidoptera: Cossidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 154 (2): 222-277.
Resumen: The Cossidae are an economically important family of moths consisting of six subfamilies and more than 700 species globally. Their larvae are often of serious concern to forestry and horticulture in that they are known to bore in the branches and trunks of a wide range of trees and shrubs. Cossulinae is one of the six subfamilies of Cossidae and is restricted to the New World. As a result of this revision, the Costa Rican Cossulinae has been found to consist of five genera and 18 species. The phylogenetic relationships of all Cossulinae genera were analysed using the computer programs WinClada and NONA. Glandular organs new to Cossidae and the Lepidoptera have also been discovered. Four genera, Biocelllata gen. nov., Magulacra gen. nov., Simplicivalva gen. nov. and Spinulata gen. nov., and the following nine species are described as new: Biocellata bifida sp. nov., Biocellata davisorum sp. nov., Cossula buspina sp. nov., Cossula duplexata sp. nov., Cossula longirostrum sp. nov., Cossula minutilobasp. nov., Simplicivalva ampliophilobia sp. nov., Spinulata oblongata sp. nov. and Spinulata quasivinnea sp. nov.
Palabras claves : New genus; New species; Distribution ; Abdominal tubercles; Carpenter moths; Glands; Phylogeny; Taxonomy; New combinations.
Biblioteca OET: NBINA-9642
7 Noviembre 2008