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The Adults and Immature Stages of Four Species of Eucordylea Dietz (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) on Spruce in Quebec1

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  31 May 2012

J. M. McLeod
Forest Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 35, Sillery, Quebec, Canada


During investigations of lepidopterous needle-miners and bud-borers on spruce in the Province of Quebec between 1956 and 1959, four closely-related species belonging to the family Gelechiidae were found. One of the species, atrupictella, is the type of the genus Eucordylea Dietz (1900); a second, piceaella (Kft.) has been formerly assigned to the genus Recurvaria Haworth, and the remaining two were undescribed entities. In this paper, the four species are assumed to be congeneric and are tentatively assigned to Eucordylea Dietz. However, there is considerable confusion regarding the taxonomic status of this group and further generic divisions may be justified in future (Freeman 1960).

Copyright © Entomological Society of Canada 1962

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