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Published online by Cambridge University Press:  31 May 2012

D. Adamski
Department of Entomology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA 01003
T. Michael Peters
Department of Entomology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA 01003


A review of Nearctic Apotomis Hübner (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Olethreutini) is presented. Seventeen species are recognized, of which the following are new: coloradensis, trifida, and spurinfida. Apotomis strigosa Heinrich, 1926 is considered a new synonym of tertiana McDunnough, 1922, and dextrana McDunnough, 1923 of removana Kearfott, 1907. Descriptions, distribution maps, and a key to species are provided. Illustrations of male and female genitalia and photographs of distinctive wing patterns are included. Scanning electron micrographs reveal that setae on digitus of male genitalia are taxonomically important.


On a révisé les espèces néartiques d’Apotomis Hübner (Lepidoptera : Tortricidae : Olethreutini). On en reconnait 17 dont les suivantes sont nouvelles : coloradensis, trifida et spurinfida. Apotomis strigosa Heinrich, 1926 est considérée comme synonyme nouveau de tertiana McDunnough, 1922, et dextrana McDunnough 1923, comme synonyme de remova Kearfott, 1907. On a inclu des descriptions, des cartes de distribution et une clé à l’espèce, ainsi que des illustrations des génitalias mâles et femelles et des photographies des motifs distinctifs des ailes. Des micrographies en microscopie électronique à balayage révèlent que les soies situées sur le digitus du génitalia mâle ont une valeur taxonomique.

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