Dialectica carcharota (Meyrick, 1912)

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SUBFAMILY Acrocercopinae
GENUSDialectica
SPECIES carcharota
AUTHOR(Meyrick, 1912)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONAcrocercops carcharota, n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITYSouth Africa, Transvaal [Gauteng], Pretoria, 06.i.1910, leg. A. J. T. Janse.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: -25°44'0" Longitude: 28°11'0"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♀, genitalia slide G7231, TMSA; Metallotype ♂, genitalia slide G7194, TMSA.
STATUSSpecies
PUBLICATION Meyrick, E. 1912a. Exotic Microlepidoptera. - Exotic Microlepidoptera (Marlborough) 1(1):1–32.
PAGINATION 22–23

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Ethiopia   Vári, L. 1963. Neue afrikanische Microlepidoptera. - Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, N. F. 20(1–2):1–12, 1 pl. 8
South Africa Gauteng Meyrick, E. 1912a. Exotic Microlepidoptera. - Exotic Microlepidoptera (Marlborough) 1(1):1–32. 23
South Africa Eastern Cape Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 142
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 142
South Africa Western Cape Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 142
Zimbabwe   Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 142

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION PAGE
Boraginaceae Borago officinalis South Africa De Prins, W. & De Prins, J. 2005. Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera). In: Landry, B. (Ed.), World catalogue of insects. Volume 6. - — :1–502. 171
Boraginaceae Cynoglossum hochstetteri Ethiopia Vári, L. 1963. Neue afrikanische Microlepidoptera. - Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, N. F. 20(1–2):1–12, 1 pl. 8
Boraginaceae Lithospermum sp.   Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 142
*   An irregular, semi-transparent blotch-mine, usually occupying a whole leaf.

*   Mentioned from Stapelia sp. [Asclepiadaceae] (Meyrick 1934b: 524) but this needs confirmation (see Vári 1963: 8).