Caloptilia cataractias (Meyrick, 1921)

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SUBFAMILY Gracillariinae
GENUSCaloptilia
SPECIES cataractias
AUTHOR(Meyrick, 1921)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONGracilaria cataractias n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITYRhodesia [Zimbabwe], Victoria Falls; [South Africa], Transvaal, Rustenburg.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, genitalia slide G7217♂, TMSA; Metallotype ♀, genitalia slide G7197♀, TMSA; Paratypes 1♂, ZMHB.
STATUSSpecies
COMMENTConsidered by Vári (1961: 12) as a subspecies of Caloptilia prosticta (Meyrick, 1909). Species described on 2 specimens only.
PUBLICATION Meyrick, E. 1921a. Descriptions of South African Micro-Lepidoptera. - Annals of the Transvaal Museum 8(2):49–148.
PAGINATION 122 Bhl

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Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Namibia   Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 12
South Africa Gauteng Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 12
South Africa Limpopo Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 12
South Africa North-West Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 12
Zimbabwe   Meyrick, E. 1921a. Descriptions of South African Micro-Lepidoptera. - Annals of the Transvaal Museum 8(2):49–148. 122

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION PAGE
Fabaceae Rhynchosia caribaea   Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 12
*   First part of the mine a narrow gallery on underside of leaf, second part a much wider gallery.