Epichoristodes acerbella (Walker, 1864)

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FAMILY Tortricidae
SUBFAMILY Tortricinae
GENUS Epichoristodes
SPECIES acerbella
AUTHOR(Walker, 1864)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONDepressaria acerbella
TYPE LOCALITY[South Africa, Western Cape], Cape, leg. F. Dregé.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype, BMNH.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Walker F. 1864a. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Part XXIX.– Tineites. - — 29:i–iv, 563–835.
PAGINATION 564

Species pictures

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
galeata (Meyrick, 1921) Synonym of species
iocoma (Meyrick, 1908) Synonym of species
ionephela (Meyrick, 1909) Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Kenya   Gardner J. C. M. 1957. An annotated list of East African forest insects. - — :1–47. 39 (as galeata)
Madagascar   Diakonoff A. 1960. Tortricidae from Madagascar. Part I. Tortricinae and Chlidanotinae. - Verhandelingen van de Koninklijke Nederlandse Academie van Wetenschappen, Afd. Natuurkunde (2) 53(2):1–109, pls. 1–40. 175
Réunion   Razowski J. 2015a. African Tortricidae (Lepidoptera), chiefly from the collection of Graziano Bassi. - Acta zoologica cracoviensia 58(1):21–100. 27
South Africa Limpopo Meyrick E. 1908b. Descriptions of African Micro-Lepidoptera. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 47:716–756. 723 (as iocoma)
South Africa Western Cape Walker F. 1864a. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Part XXIX.– Tineites. - — 29:i–iv, 563–835. 564
South Africa Gauteng Meyrick E. 1909b. Descriptions of Transvaal Micro-Lepidoptera. - Annals of the Transvaal Museum 2(1):1–28, pls. 1–8. 6 (as ionephela)
South Africa Free State Razowski J. 2015a. African Tortricidae (Lepidoptera), chiefly from the collection of Graziano Bassi. - Acta zoologica cracoviensia 58(1):21–100. 27
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls. 1–63. 37
Zimbabwe   Pinhey E. C. G. 1975. Moths of southern Africa. Descriptions and colour illustrations of 1183 species. - — :i–iv, 1–273, pls. 1–63. 37

Notes:  Palaearctic: Introduced in several European countries (see Razowski 2015: 27).

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Pinaceae Pinus radiata Kenya Gardner J. C. M. 1957. An annotated list of East African forest insects. - — :1–47. 39
Cupressaceae Widdingtonia whytei Kenya Gardner J. C. M. 1957. An annotated list of East African forest insects. - — :1–47. 39
Asteraceae Arctotheca sp.   Timm A. E., Warnich L. & Geertsema H. 2008. Morphological and molecular identification of economically important Tortricidae (Lepidoptera) on deciduous fruit tree crops in South Africa. - African Entomology 16(2):209–219.
Asteraceae Aster sp.   Taylor J. S. 1957a. Notes on the proboscis in the Saturniidae. - Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 69:151–153.
Asteraceae Hypochaeris radicata   Timm A. E., Warnich L. & Geertsema H. 2008. Morphological and molecular identification of economically important Tortricidae (Lepidoptera) on deciduous fruit tree crops in South Africa. - African Entomology 16(2):209–219.
Brassicaceae Raphanus raphanistrum   Timm A. E., Warnich L. & Geertsema H. 2008. Morphological and molecular identification of economically important Tortricidae (Lepidoptera) on deciduous fruit tree crops in South Africa. - African Entomology 16(2):209–219.
Caryophyllaceae Dianthus sp.   Gunn D. 1931. Two destructive insects of carnation plants. - Bulletin of the Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Union of South Africa 94:1–9.
Cucurbitaceae Cucurbita sp.   Taylor J. S. 1957a. Notes on the proboscis in the Saturniidae. - Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 69:151–153.
Asparagaceae Ornithogalum eckloni   Bradley J. D., Tremewan W. G. & Smith A. 1973. British Tortricoid Moths. Cochylidae and Tortricidae: Tortricinae. - — .
Myrtaceae Eucalyptus saligna   Brown J. W., Robinson G. S. & Powell J. A. 2011. Food plant database of the leafrollers of the world (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) (Version 1.0.0). - — .
Pinaceae Pinus patula   Brown J. W., Robinson G. S. & Powell J. A. 2011. Food plant database of the leafrollers of the world (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) (Version 1.0.0). - — .
Polygonaceae Rumex acetosella   Timm A. E., Warnich L. & Geertsema H. 2008. Morphological and molecular identification of economically important Tortricidae (Lepidoptera) on deciduous fruit tree crops in South Africa. - African Entomology 16(2):209–219.
Proteaceae Leucodendron sp.   Timm A. E., Warnich L. & Geertsema H. 2008. Morphological and molecular identification of economically important Tortricidae (Lepidoptera) on deciduous fruit tree crops in South Africa. - African Entomology 16(2):209–219.
Rubiaceae Coffea sp.   Brown J. W., Robinson G. S. & Powell J. A. 2011. Food plant database of the leafrollers of the world (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) (Version 1.0.0). - — .
Solanaceae Capsicum annuum   Malumphy C. & Robinson J. 2002. Lepidopterous larvae intercepted on imported produce of fresh beanm pea, okra, sweet pepper, aubergine and tomato fruit in England and Wales between 1970 and 2000. - Entomologist's Gazette 53:191–202.
Valerianaceae Centranthus ruber   Taylor J. S. 1957a. Notes on the proboscis in the Saturniidae. - Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation 69:151–153.
Verbenaceae Lantana trifolia Kenya Brown J. W., Copeland R. S., Aarvik L., Miller S. M., Rosati S. E. & Luke Q. 2014. Host records for fruit-feeding Afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). - African Entomology 22(2):343–376. 353
Rosaceae Rubus sp. Kenya Brown J. W., Copeland R. S., Aarvik L., Miller S. M., Rosati S. E. & Luke Q. 2014. Host records for fruit-feeding Afrotropical Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). - African Entomology 22(2):343–376. 353
Rosaceae Prunus persica South Africa Prinsloo G. L. & Uys V. M. (Eds.) 2015. Insects of cultivated plants and natural pastures in Southern Africa. - — :i–xiv, 1–785. 321
Rosaceae Malus domestica South Africa Prinsloo G. L. & Uys V. M. (Eds.) 2015. Insects of cultivated plants and natural pastures in Southern Africa. - — :i–xiv, 1–785. 351
Rosaceae Pyrus sp. South Africa Prinsloo G. L. & Uys V. M. (Eds.) 2015. Insects of cultivated plants and natural pastures in Southern Africa. - — :i–xiv, 1–785. 367
Ebenaceae Diospyros kaki South Africa Prinsloo G. L. & Uys V. M. (Eds.) 2015. Insects of cultivated plants and natural pastures in Southern Africa. - — :i–xiv, 1–785. 383
Vitaceae Vitis vinifera South Africa Prinsloo G. L. & Uys V. M. (Eds.) 2015. Insects of cultivated plants and natural pastures in Southern Africa. - — :i–xiv, 1–785. 421
Ericaceae Vaccinium sp. South Africa Prinsloo G. L. & Uys V. M. (Eds.) 2015. Insects of cultivated plants and natural pastures in Southern Africa. - — :i–xiv, 1–785. 440
Pinaceae Pinus caribaea Tanzania Austara O. & Jones T. 1971. Host list and distribution of lepidopterous defoliators of exotic softwoods in East Africa. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 36:401–413. 405
Cupressaceae Cupressus lusitanica Kenya Austara O. & Jones T. 1971. Host list and distribution of lepidopterous defoliators of exotic softwoods in East Africa. - East African Agricultural and Forestry Journal 36:401–413. 405