Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Scythropiodes issikii (Takahashi, 1930)
Depressaria issikii Takahashi, 1930
Native to Asia; has been observed in Virginia and Georgia in the USA.
Family assignment of this species is based on the Gelechioidea phylogeny of Heikkilä et al. (2014) (1)
, in which the congeneric Scythropiodes malivora
was placed in Depressariidae. This placement is supported by Sohn et al. (2016) (2)
Wang & Li (2016) placed Scythropiodes in Oditinae which was in turn tentatively placed family Lecithoceridae, contradicting Heikkilä et al. (2013) due to differences in morphology.
Park, K.-T., and C. Wu. 1997. Genus Scythropiodes Matsumura in China and Korea (Lepidoptera, Lecithoceridae), with description of seven new species. Insecta Koreana 14: 29-50.
Takahashi, S., 1930. Insect pests of fruit trees. Meibundo, Tokyo, 1224 pp.
Wang, Q-Y. & H-H. Li, 2016. Review of the genus Scythropiodes Matsumura, 1931 (Lepidoptera, Lecithoceridae, Oditinae) from China, with a checklist of the world. Zootaxa 4132(3): 313
; figs 15, 30, 42.