The genus Ashinaga Matsumura, 1929 and its position in the classification of the gelechioid moths (Lepidoptera, Gelechiiformes)
A. L. Lvovsky1
|(1)||Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, 199034, Russia|
Received: 15 June 2007 Published online: 10 April 2008
Abstract Ashinaga Matsumura, 1929 is most closely related to Lactistica Meyrick, 1907. The only difference between these genera is the presence of long scales on the male antennae in AshinagaLactistica. The genus name Aeolarcha Meyrick, 1931 is considered as a junior synonym of Ashinaga Matsumura, 1929. This genus is more closely related to the family Oecophoridae, and not to Stathmopodidae. The latter taxon is considered a distinct family. The synonymy of Oecophoridae and Ashinagidae is substantiated.
© A.L. Lvovsky, 2008, published in Entomologicheskoe Obozrenie, 2008, Vol. 87, No. 1, pp. 147–151.
這篇文章最大的問題就是完全忽略近幾年有關Gelechioidea親緣關係的討論與文章, 關在自己國家閉門造車對著自己其實不熟的其它國家產生物類群發表分類學的議論. 雖然此文章並未動搖Ashinaga屬的有效性, 然而這篇文章對於織蛾與展足蛾的觀點是不足採信的.