Dialectica aemula (Meyrick, 1916)

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SUBFAMILY Acrocercopinae
GENUSDialectica
SPECIES aemula
AUTHOR(Meyrick, 1916)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONAcrocercops aemula, n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITY[India], Bengal [recte Bihar], Pusa.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: 25°58'0" Longitude: 85°38'0"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) 5 syntypes (♂ and ♀), BMNH; Lectotype ♂, genitalia slide BM 28017, BMNH.
STATUSSpecies
PUBLICATION Meyrick, E. 1916a. Exotic Microlepidoptera. - Exotic Microlepidoptera (Marlborough) 1(20):609–640.
PAGINATION 628

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Australia Northern Territory Kumata, T. & Horak, M. 1997. The native Dialectica aemula (Meyrick) and the introduced Dialectica scalariella (Zeller) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) in Australia - characterization of two closely related species on Boraginaceae. - Australian Journal of Entomology 36:25–35. 27
Australia Tasmania Kumata, T. & Horak, M. 1997. The native Dialectica aemula (Meyrick) and the introduced Dialectica scalariella (Zeller) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) in Australia - characterization of two closely related species on Boraginaceae. - Australian Journal of Entomology 36:25–35. 27
Australia Queensland Kumata, T. & Horak, M. 1997. The native Dialectica aemula (Meyrick) and the introduced Dialectica scalariella (Zeller) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) in Australia - characterization of two closely related species on Boraginaceae. - Australian Journal of Entomology 36:25–35. 27
Australia Victoria Kumata, T. & Horak, M. 1997. The native Dialectica aemula (Meyrick) and the introduced Dialectica scalariella (Zeller) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) in Australia - characterization of two closely related species on Boraginaceae. - Australian Journal of Entomology 36:25–35. 27
India Bihar Meyrick, E. 1916a. Exotic Microlepidoptera. - Exotic Microlepidoptera (Marlborough) 1(20):609–640. 628
Nepal   Kumata, T., Kuroko, H. & Ermolaev, V. P. 1988a. Japanese species of the Acrocercops-group (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Part I. - Insecta Matsumurana, N. S. 38:1–111. 80 (footnote)

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION PAGE
Boraginaceae Cynoglossum australe Australia Kumata, T. & Horak, M. 1997. The native Dialectica aemula (Meyrick) and the introduced Dialectica scalariella (Zeller) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) in Australia - characterization of two closely related species on Boraginaceae. - Australian Journal of Entomology 36:25–35. 27
Boraginaceae Cynoglossum lanceolatum Nepal Kumata, T., Kuroko, H. & Ermolaev, V. P. 1988a. Japanese species of the Acrocercops-group (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Part I. - Insecta Matsumurana, N. S. 38:1–111. 80
Boraginaceae Cynoglossum lanceolatum India Fletcher, T. B. 1933. Life histories of Indian Microlepidoptera (Second Series). Cosmopterygidae to Neopseustidae. - — 4:1–85. 46
Boraginaceae Cynoglossum sp. India Meyrick, E. 1916a. Exotic Microlepidoptera. - Exotic Microlepidoptera (Marlborough) 1(20):609–640. 628
Boraginaceae Cynoglossum suaveolens Australia Kumata, T. & Horak, M. 1997. The native Dialectica aemula (Meyrick) and the introduced Dialectica scalariella (Zeller) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) in Australia - characterization of two closely related species on Boraginaceae. - Australian Journal of Entomology 36:25–35. 27
Boraginaceae Trichodesma indicum Nepal Kumata, T. & Horak, M. 1997. The native Dialectica aemula (Meyrick) and the introduced Dialectica scalariella (Zeller) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) in Australia - characterization of two closely related species on Boraginaceae. - Australian Journal of Entomology 36:25–35. 27
Boraginaceae Trichodesma indicum India Fletcher, T. B. 1933. Life histories of Indian Microlepidoptera (Second Series). Cosmopterygidae to Neopseustidae. - — 4:1–85. 46
Boraginaceae Trichodesma zeylanicum Australia Kumata, T. & Horak, M. 1997. The native Dialectica aemula (Meyrick) and the introduced Dialectica scalariella (Zeller) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) in Australia - characterization of two closely related species on Boraginaceae. - Australian Journal of Entomology 36:25–35. 27

*   The record of Blumea balsamifera (L.) DC. [Asteraceae] (Fletcher 1921: 151) is probably erroneous.