Carposina niponensis Walsingham, 1900:121



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










Original scientific description:

Walsingham, Thomas de G. (1900). Asiatic Tortricidae (continued from vol. v. p. 490). Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Including Zoology, Botany and Geology, Being a Continuation of the 'Magazine of Botany and Zoology', and of Louden and Charlesworth's 'Magazine of Natural History', Series 7 6(31): 121-137.


Other references:

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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