Cactivalva nebularia Moreira & Vargas, 2017

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SUBFAMILY Ornixolinae
GENUSCactivalva
SPECIES nebularia
AUTHORMoreira & Vargas, 2017
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONCactivalva nebularia Moreira & Vargas sp. nov.
TYPE LOCALITYBrazil: Centro de Pesquisas e Conservaçio da Natureza Pró-Mata (CPCN Pró-Mata), Sao Francisco de Paula Municipality, leg. G.R.P. Moreira, H.A. Vargas & R. Brito.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: -29°28'0" Longitude: -50°10'0"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, in DZUP (33211♂); Paratypes 2♂, 2♀, in DZUP (33221♂, 33231♀), MCTP (57100♂, 57101♀).
STATUSSpecies
PUBLICATION Moreira, G. R. P., Pollo, P., Brito, R., Gonçalves, G. L. & Vargas, H. A. 2018. Cactivalva nebularia, gen. et sp. nov. (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae): a new Weinmania leaf miner from southern Brazil. - Austral Entomology 2017:62–76.
PAGINATION 67–75
DNA VOUCHERS MISA016-16, MISA017-16, MISA018-16
GENBANK
  • KY006930 Moreira, G. R. P., Pollo, P., Brito, R., Gonçalves, G. L. & Vargas, H. A. 2018 :63
  • KY006931 Moreira, G. R. P., Pollo, P., Brito, R., Gonçalves, G. L. & Vargas, H. A. 2018 :63
  • KY006932 Moreira, G. R. P., Pollo, P., Brito, R., Gonçalves, G. L. & Vargas, H. A. 2018 :63

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Brazil   Moreira, G. R. P., Pollo, P., Brito, R., Gonçalves, G. L. & Vargas, H. A. 2018. Cactivalva nebularia, gen. et sp. nov. (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae): a new Weinmania leaf miner from southern Brazil. - Austral Entomology 2017:62–76.  

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION PAGE
Cunoniaceae Weinmannia paulliniifolia Brazil Moreira, G. R. P., Pollo, P., Brito, R., Gonçalves, G. L. & Vargas, H. A. 2018. Cactivalva nebularia, gen. et sp. nov. (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae): a new Weinmania leaf miner from southern Brazil. - Austral Entomology 2017:62–76.  
*   The mine of first two instars narrow, slightly serpentine increasing in width. In the second leaflet it builds a blotch-type mine, feeding downwards into the lamina, until the completion of development in the fifth instar (Moreira et al. 2017:13).

*   The fifth-instar larva leaves the mine, through a slit made in the blotch section, for pupation (Moreira et al. 2017: 71)