Prodoxus praedictus, N. SP., A new bogus yucca moth from Southern California

Olle Pellmyr, Jeremy B. Yoder, William K. Godsoe

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-140
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Lepidopterists' Society
Volume63
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 22 2009

Keywords

  • Agavaceae
  • Mutualism
  • Prodoxidae

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