A taxonomic study of the family Micropterigidae (Lepidoptera, Micropterigoidea) of Japan : with the phylogenetic relationships among the Northern Hemisphere genera

  • The Japanese micropterigid moths are revised. Seventeen species in five genera are recognized from Japan, described or redescribed with the male and female genital figures. Of these, two genera, Issikiomartyria HASHIMOTO and Kurolkopteryx HASHIMOTO, and seven species, Issikiomartyria akemiae HASHIMOTO, Issikiomartylia plicata HASHIMOTO, Issihiomartyria distincta HASHIMOTO, Issihiomartyria bisegmentata HASHIMOTO, Kurokopteryx dolichocerata HASHIMOTO, Neomicropteryx hiwana HASHIMOTO, and Neomicropteryx redacta HASHIMOTO, are new to science. A new combination is given: Issikiomartyria nudata (Issuu). Biology and immature structures of the Japanese species are also described together with the keys to genera and to species provided on the basis of the adult characters. Phylogenetic relationships among the Northern Hemisphere genera are analyzed by the cladistic analysis using PAUP* (SWOFFORD, 2002) based on the morphological characters of adults. A monophyly of the Northern Hemisphere genera except for Micropterix is supported by nine apomorphies, but their immediate sister taxon remains unresolved.

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Author:Satoshi Hashimoto
Parent Title (English):Bulletin of the Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History and Human History / Series A, Natural history, 4.2006, S. 39-109
Parent Title (mis):Kita-Kyūshū-Shiritsu-Shizenshi-Rekishi-Hakubutsukan-kenkyū-hōkoku / Rui A, Shizenshi
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2010/07/02
Year of first Publication:2006
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2010/07/02
Tag:Japan; Northern Hemisphere genera; classification; generic phylogeny; micropterigidae; seven new species; two new genera
Page Number:71
First Page:39
Last Page:109
Signatur: SZq 4520
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Weitere biologische Literatur (eingeschränkter Zugriff)
Licence (German):License LogoArchivex. zur Lesesaalplatznutzung § 52b UrhG