Aristaea onychota (Meyrick, 1908)

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SUBFAMILY Gracillariinae
GENUSAristaea
SPECIES onychota
AUTHOR(Meyrick, 1908)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONMacarostola onychota, sp. n.
TYPE LOCALITY[South Africa], Transvaal [Gauteng], Pretoria, 11.v.1906, leg. A. J. T. Janse.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: -25°44'0" Longitude: 28°11'0"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Lectotype ♂, genitalia slide 3987♂, selected by J. D. Bradley, published in Vári (1961: 61), BMNH; 3 Paralectotypes, BMNH.
STATUSSpecies
PUBLICATION Meyrick, E. 1908b. Descriptions of African Micro-Lepidoptera. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 47:716–756.
PAGINATION 735–736

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Botswana   Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 62
Nigeria   Bland, K. P. 1980. Nigerian Gracillariidae. - Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 34(1):25–35. 25
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 62
South Africa Mpumalanga Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 62
South Africa Gauteng Meyrick, E. 1908b. Descriptions of African Micro-Lepidoptera. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 47:716–756. 736
São Tomé & Principe   Bland, K. P. 1980. Nigerian Gracillariidae. - Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 34(1):25–35. 33
Zimbabwe   Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 62

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION PAGE
Verbenaceae Lantana camara South Africa Kroon, D. M. 1999. Lepidoptera of Southern Africa: host-plants and other associations. - — :160 pp..  
Verbenaceae Lantana rugosa South Africa Triberti, P. 1989. The Gracillariidae fauna of the tropical Africa. 1. Genera Caloptilia Hübner and Aristaea Meyrick. - Revue de Zoologie africaine - Journal of African Zoology 103(1):73–90. 90
Verbenaceae Lippia asperifolia South Africa Triberti, P. 1989. The Gracillariidae fauna of the tropical Africa. 1. Genera Caloptilia Hübner and Aristaea Meyrick. - Revue de Zoologie africaine - Journal of African Zoology 103(1):73–90. 90
Verbenaceae Lippia javanica South Africa Kroon, D. M. 1999. Lepidoptera of Southern Africa: host-plants and other associations. - — :160 pp..  
*   A moderate, oblong, semi-transparent, tentiform mine on upperside of leaf.