Borkhausenia

 Male genitalia of Borkhausenia paula, from Philpott (1927a): (a) lateral view; (b) harpes, internal view.

Belongs within: Gelechioidea.

Borkhausenia is a genus of small moths, some of which can be storage pests.

Characters (from Philpott 1926): Head smooth, side-tufts loosely appressed; ocelli posterior: tongue developed. Antennae ¾, in male moderately or rather strongly ciliated, basal joint moderate, with pecten. Labial palpi moderate or long, curved, ascending, second joint usually nearly reaching base of antennae, with appressed scales, somewhat loose beneath, terminal joint shorter than second, moderate, acute. Maxillary palpi very short, filiform, appressed to tongue. Posterior tibiae c]othed with long fine hairs. Forewings with lA and 2A coalescing near base, Cu1b from or near angle, R5 and R4 stalked, R5 to costa, rf at ½. Rindwjngs under 1, elongate-ovate, cilia ⅔-1; Cu1a and M3 connate, M2, M1 and Rs nearly parallel.

<==Borkhausenia
    |--B. ancogrammaM27
    |--B. armigerellaL27
    |--B. basellaP27b
    |--B. brachyacmaP27a
    |--B. chloradelphaL27
    |--B. crotalaL27
    |--B. hemisphaericaP27b
    |--B. innotellaL27
    |--B. marcida Philpott 1927P27a
    |--B. paula Philpott 1927P27a
    `--B. pseudospretellaP27b

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[L27] Lindsay, S. 1927. A list of the Lepidoptera of Deans Bush, Riccarton, Canterbury. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 693–696.

[M27] Meyrick, E. 1927. Descriptions of New Zealand Lepidoptera. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 697–702.

Philpott, A. 1926. List of New Zealand species of Borkhausenia (Oecophoridae: Lepidoptera), including new species. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 56: 399–413.

[P27a] Philpott, A. 1927a. New Zealand Lepidoptera: notes and descriptions. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 703–709.

[P27b] Philpott, A. 1927b. The maxillae in the Lepidoptera. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 721–746.

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