Caloptilia octopunctata (Turner, 1894)

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SUBFAMILY Gracillariinae
GENUSCaloptilia
SPECIES octopunctata
AUTHOR(Turner, 1894)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONGrac.[ilaria] octopunctata, n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITY[Australia, Queensland], Brisbane.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: -27°28'0" Longitude: 153°1'0"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) 3 syntypes (gender not stated).
STATUSSpecies
COMMENTCaloptilia sapina Vári, 1961 might be a synonym of this species (see Kumata 1981: 14 and Triberti 1989: 83).
PUBLICATION Turner, A. J. 1894. Descriptions of Micro-Lepidoptera from Moreton Bay. - Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of South Australia 18:120–138.
PAGINATION 123

Species pictures

Species Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
cirrhocrotala (Meyrick, 1928) Synonym of species
tetratypa (Meyrick, 1928) Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Australia New South Wales Common, I. F. B. 1990. Moths of Australia. - — :i–v, 1– 535. 198
Australia Queensland Turner, A. J. 1894. Descriptions of Micro-Lepidoptera from Moreton Bay. - Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of South Australia 18:120–138. 123
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the   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. 83
India West Bengal Meyrick, E. 1910a. Notes and descriptions of Indian Micro-Lepidoptera. - Records of the Indian Museum 5:217–232. 227
India Uttaranchal Meyrick, E. 1928a. Exotic Microlepidoptera. - Exotic Microlepidoptera (Marlborough) 3(13):385–416. 410
India Bihar Meyrick, E. 1908a. Descriptions of Indian Micro-Lepidoptera. VIII. - Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 18(4):806–832. 828
India   Meyrick, E. 1907b. Descriptions of Australasian Micro-Lepidoptera. XIX. Plutellidae. - Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 32:47–150. 65
India Meghalaya Meyrick, E. 1908a. Descriptions of Indian Micro-Lepidoptera. VIII. - Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 18(4):806–832. 828
India Karnataka Meyrick, E. 1908a. Descriptions of Indian Micro-Lepidoptera. VIII. - Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 18(4):806–832. 828
New Zealand   Kumata, T. 1981. Notes on Caloptilia (Sphyrophora) octopunctata (Turner, 1894) of India, with description of its larva (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). - Insecta Matsumurana, N. S. 24:1–16. 14
South Africa   Janse, A. J. T. 1917. Check-List of the South African Lepidoptera Heterocera. - — :I–XII,1–219. 201
Tanzania, United Republic of   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. 83
Uganda   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. 83

Notes:  See also Meyrick (1928a: 410).

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION PAGE
Euphorbiaceae Homalanthus sp. Australia Kumata, T. 1981. Notes on Caloptilia (Sphyrophora) octopunctata (Turner, 1894) of India, with description of its larva (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). - Insecta Matsumurana, N. S. 24:1–16. 14
Euphorbiaceae Omalanthus populifolius Australia Common, I. F. B. 1990. Moths of Australia. - — :i–v, 1– 535. 198
Euphorbiaceae Sapium ellipticum South Africa Meyrick, E. 1924. Exotic Microlepidoptera. - Exotic Microlepidoptera (Marlborough) 3(3):65–96. 86
Euphorbiaceae Sapium indicum India Kumata, T. 1981. Notes on Caloptilia (Sphyrophora) octopunctata (Turner, 1894) of India, with description of its larva (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). - Insecta Matsumurana, N. S. 24:1–16. 14
Euphorbiaceae Sapium sebiferum India Meyrick, E. 1928a. Exotic Microlepidoptera. - Exotic Microlepidoptera (Marlborough) 3(13):385–416. 410

*   The records of Dalbergia sissoo Roxb. ex DC. [Fabaceae] in India (Maxwell-Lefroy & Howlett 1909: 538, Fletcher [1921]: 162), and of Polygonum glabrum Willd. [Polygonaceae] (Meyrick 1924: 86) are probably erroneous.