Prodoxus praedictus, n. sp., a new bogus yucca moth from southern California

  • Pellmyr O
  • Yoder J
  • Godsoe W
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Abstract

Fruits of most fleshy-fruited yuccas host non-pollinating bogus yucca moths. A peculiar exception has been the widespread and abundant Yucca schidigera Roezl ex Ortgies (mojave yucca), where extensive search has failed to document a resident species. Here we report on the discovery of this predicted taxon, Prodoxus praedictus n. sp., from a small geographic area in southern California, provide a formal description and results of a phylogenetic analysis, and information on species biology.

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  • Animalia, Arthropoda, Insecta, Lepidoptera, Glossa
  • Arthropods
  • Insects
  • Invertebrates
  • Land zones
  • Lepidopterans
  • Nearctic region
  • New taxa
  • Nomenclature
  • North America
  • Prodoxus praedictus (Prodoxidae): Sp nov, Californ
  • Prodoxus praedictus: California, New species.
  • Systematics
  • USA

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  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-73149087275
  • ISSN: 00240966
  • SGR: 73149087275
  • PUI: 358025934
  • ISBN: 0024-0966

Authors

  • Olle Pellmyr

  • Jeremy B Yoder

  • William K Godsoe

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