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DESCRIPTION OF ENDOTHENIA APOTOMISANA SP. N. AND CYDIA PELIONAE SP. N. FROM PELION MOUNTAINS, GREECE (LEPIDOPTERA TORTRICIDAE)


Abstract


In the present work Endothenia apotomisana sp. n. (Tortricidae Olethreutinae Olethreutini) and Cydia pelionae sp. n. (Tortricidae Olethreutinae Grapholitini) are described as new to science, according to available literature (MEYRICK, 1912; KUZNETSOV, 1962, 1989; RAZOWSKI, 2003; AARVIK, 2013).

The Lepidoptera Tortricidae from Greece have received only sporadic attention by both local and foreign lepidopterists with publications referring to one or few entities (for example AARVIK  and KARSHOLT , 1993; TREMATERRA  and KARSHOLT , 1996; TREMATERRA  and AARVIK, 1998; BASSI, 2014; HUEMER, 2016), while lacking summary works that consider the Hellenic fauna as a whole (GOZMANY, 2012).

Our materials were collected on the Pelion Mountains (Magnisia, Greece) in the para-Mediterranean broad-leaved deciduous trees zone (Quercetalia pubescentis); this zone includes Oak forests (Quercus frainetto) and Chestnut forests (Castanea sativa).


Keywords

Lepidoptera, Tortricidae, Endothenia apotomisana, Cydia pelionae, new species, Greece.

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