The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Carposina niponensis Walsingham



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

The taxonomic history of C. niponensis and C. sasakii is complicated. They have been synonymised in recent years (with the latter as senior), though (Nasu et al., 2010) appears to treat them as distinct taxa.


Conservation Status

Last record: 1886

Recently rediscovered (Nasu et al., 2010)





Biology & Ecology










Nasu, Y., Tamashima, K., Shibao, M., Yoshimatsu, S. and Naito, T. (2010). Rediscovery of Carposina niponensis Walsingham and carposinids caught by synthetic sex pheromone trap for C. sasakii Matsumura in Japan (Lepidoptera: Carposinidae). Japanese Journal of Applied Entomology and Zoology 54(3): 115-126. [Abstract]


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