A Tortricid moth belonging to the Olethreutinae, bred from larvae feeding on the parasitic dodder Cuscuta reflexa in West Pakistan, is described as new and is named Herpystis cuscutae sp.n. The species is differentiated from the closely related H. jejuna Meyr., which occurs in India, and also from the two other Indian species of this genus, H. pallidula Meyr. and H. tinctoria Meyr. The status of the three specimens comprising the original type series of H. jejuna is re-evaluated, and one of them is considered to be probably conspecific with H. cuscutae.
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