Caloptilia guacanivora Vargas-Ortiz & Vargas, 2018

Permalink

SUBFAMILY Gracillariinae
GENUSCaloptilia
SPECIES guacanivora
AUTHORVargas-Ortiz & Vargas, 2018
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONCaloptilia guacanivora Vargas-Ortiz & Vargas sp. nov.
TYPE LOCALITYChile, Arica, Lluta valley, 18°23'58″S; 70°1'14″W, May 2010, ex larva Morella pavonis, H.A. Vargas coll.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: -18°23'0" Longitude: -70°1'0"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, MNNC; Paratypes 6♂, 5♀, MNNC, IDEA.
STATUSSpecies
PUBLICATION Vargas-Ortiz, M., Gonçalves, G. L., Huanca-Mamani, W., Vargas, H. A. & Moreira, G. R. P. 2018. Description, natural history and genetic variation of Caloptilia guacanivora sp. nov. Vargas-Ortiz & Vargas (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) in the Atacama Desert, Chile. - Austral Entomology :early online.
PAGINATION early online, (Figs 4–12)
DNA VOUCHERS IDEA001-03-67, IDEA001-03-71, IDEA001-03-64, IDEA001-03-64, IDEA001-03-52, IDEA001-03-27, IDEA001-03-12, IDEA001-03-103, IDEA001-03-110
GENBANK
  • F947628 Vargas-Ortiz, M., Gonçalves, G. L., Huanca-Mamani, W., Vargas, H. A. & Moreira, G. R. P. 2018
  • F947629 Vargas-Ortiz, M., Gonçalves, G. L., Huanca-Mamani, W., Vargas, H. A. & Moreira, G. R. P. 2018
  • F947630 Vargas-Ortiz, M., Gonçalves, G. L., Huanca-Mamani, W., Vargas, H. A. & Moreira, G. R. P. 2018
  • F947631 Vargas-Ortiz, M., Gonçalves, G. L., Huanca-Mamani, W., Vargas, H. A. & Moreira, G. R. P. 2018
  • F947632 Vargas-Ortiz, M., Gonçalves, G. L., Huanca-Mamani, W., Vargas, H. A. & Moreira, G. R. P. 2018
  • F947633 Vargas-Ortiz, M., Gonçalves, G. L., Huanca-Mamani, W., Vargas, H. A. & Moreira, G. R. P. 2018
  • F947634 Vargas-Ortiz, M., Gonçalves, G. L., Huanca-Mamani, W., Vargas, H. A. & Moreira, G. R. P. 2018
  • F947635 Vargas-Ortiz, M., Gonçalves, G. L., Huanca-Mamani, W., Vargas, H. A. & Moreira, G. R. P. 2018
  • F947636 Vargas-Ortiz, M., Gonçalves, G. L., Huanca-Mamani, W., Vargas, H. A. & Moreira, G. R. P. 2018

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Chile   Vargas-Ortiz, M., Gonçalves, G. L., Huanca-Mamani, W., Vargas, H. A. & Moreira, G. R. P. 2018. Description, natural history and genetic variation of Caloptilia guacanivora sp. nov. Vargas-Ortiz & Vargas (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) in the Atacama Desert, Chile. - Austral Entomology :early online.  

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION PAGE
Myricaceae Morella pavonis Chile Vargas-Ortiz, M., Gonçalves, G. L., Huanca-Mamani, W., Vargas, H. A. & Moreira, G. R. P. 2018. Description, natural history and genetic variation of Caloptilia guacanivora sp. nov. Vargas-Ortiz & Vargas (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) in the Atacama Desert, Chile. - Austral Entomology :early online.  
*   The fifth instar (tissue-feeding) feeds inside the cone constructed by the fourth instar. Pupation generally on the abaxial leaf surface, wher ea partially covered silk-cocoon is constructed (Vargas-Ortiz 2018).