Caloptilia mwamba De Prins, 2015

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SUBFAMILY Gracillariinae
GENUSCaloptilia
SPECIES mwamba
AUTHORDe Prins, 2015
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONCaloptilia mwamba De Prins, sp. nov.
TYPE LOCALITYKenya, Arabuko Sokoke, mixed forest, 50 m, pupa 05.iv.2001 on Cremaspora triflora, e. p. 17.iv.2001, leg. J. & W. De Prins.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: -3°17'0" Longitude: 39°58'0"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, genitalia slide De Prins 3835♂, NMK; Paratypes 63♂, 83♀, genitalia slides De Prins 3829♂, 3833♀, 3834♂, 3837♂, 3838♂, 3839♀, 3840♀, 3841♀, 3842♀, 3843♂,3844♂, BMNH, MNHG, RMCA, USNM, ZSM, RBINS, DMNS, TMSA.
STATUSSpecies
COMMENTThough in the original description the depository of Caloptilia mwamba paratypes is indicated as BMNH, following the correspondence with David Lees and Geoff Martin on 28 June 2016 the paratypes, except 10, are distributed to the museums mentioned above.
PUBLICATION De Prins, J., Gumovsky, A. & De Coninck, E. 2015. Discovery of a new species of Caloptilia (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) from east and central Africa with its suggested associated host (Gentianales: Rubiaceae) and natural enemies (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae). - Zootaxa 3957(4):383–407.
PAGINATION 388–394, figs. 5–24
DNA VOUCHERS CLV12407

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Species Distribution

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Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Katanga De Prins, J., Gumovsky, A. & De Coninck, E. 2015. Discovery of a new species of Caloptilia (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) from east and central Africa with its suggested associated host (Gentianales: Rubiaceae) and natural enemies (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae). - Zootaxa 3957(4):383–407. 394
Kenya   De Prins, J., Gumovsky, A. & De Coninck, E. 2015. Discovery of a new species of Caloptilia (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) from east and central Africa with its suggested associated host (Gentianales: Rubiaceae) and natural enemies (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae). - Zootaxa 3957(4):383–407. 394
Tanzania, United Republic of   De Prins, J., Gumovsky, A. & De Coninck, E. 2015. Discovery of a new species of Caloptilia (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) from east and central Africa with its suggested associated host (Gentianales: Rubiaceae) and natural enemies (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae). - Zootaxa 3957(4):383–407. 394

Host Plants

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Rubiaceae Cremaspora triflora Kenya De Prins, J., Gumovsky, A. & De Coninck, E. 2015. Discovery of a new species of Caloptilia (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) from east and central Africa with its suggested associated host (Gentianales: Rubiaceae) and natural enemies (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae). - Zootaxa 3957(4):383–407. 393

Species Parasitoids

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Eulophidae Afrotroppopsis risbeci Kenya De Prins, J., Gumovsky, A. & De Coninck, E. 2015. Discovery of a new species of Caloptilia (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) from east and central Africa with its suggested associated host (Gentianales: Rubiaceae) and natural enemies (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae). - Zootaxa 3957(4):383–407. 398
Eulophidae Zaommomentedon newbyi Kenya De Prins, J., Gumovsky, A. & De Coninck, E. 2015. Discovery of a new species of Caloptilia (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) from east and central Africa with its suggested associated host (Gentianales: Rubiaceae) and natural enemies (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae). - Zootaxa 3957(4):383–407. 400