Dialectica sanctaecrucis Walsingham, 1897

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SUBFAMILY Acrocercopinae
GENUSDialectica
SPECIES sanctaecrucis
AUTHORWalsingham, 1897
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONDialectica sanctae-crucis, sp. n.
TYPE LOCALITY[Virgin Islands], S[ain]t Croix.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: 17°43'39" Longitude: -64°44'49"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♀ (not a ♂ as stated in the original description, see Landry 2006: 469), BMNH(E) 1406508, genitalia slide BMNH 29522♀, BMNH; 2 more specimens [not included in types series].
STATUSSpecies
COMMENTAccording to Meyrick (1915c: 225) a synonym of Acrocercops nolckeniella Zeller, 1877, but this is very doubtful (see Landry 2006: 473, fig. 31).
PUBLICATION Walsingham, Lord (Thomas de Grey) 1897. Revision of the West-Indian Micro-Lepidoptera with descriptions of new species. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1897(10):54–183.
PAGINATION 151

Species pictures

Subspecies

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
darwini Landry, 2006 Subspecies

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Cuba   Busck, A. [1934]. Microlepidoptera of Cuba. - Entomologica Americana 13 (1933)(4):151–217, 7 pls. 173
Dominican Republic   Busck, A. [1934]. Microlepidoptera of Cuba. - Entomologica Americana 13 (1933)(4):151–217, 7 pls. 173
Jamaica   Landry, B. 2006. The Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera, Gracillarioideae) of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, with notes on some of their relatives. - Revue suisse de Zoologie 113(3):437–485. 472
Puerto Rico   Forbes, W. T. M. 1930. Insects of Porto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Heterocera or moths (excepting the Noctuidae, Geometridae, and Pyralididae [sic]). - Scientific Survey of Porto Rico and the Virgin Islands 12(1):1–172, 2 pls. 141
Virgin Islands, U.S. Saint John Walsingham, Lord (Thomas de Grey) 1897. Revision of the West-Indian Micro-Lepidoptera with descriptions of new species. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1897(10):54–183. 151
Virgin Islands, U.S. Saint Croix Walsingham, Lord (Thomas de Grey) 1897. Revision of the West-Indian Micro-Lepidoptera with descriptions of new species. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1897(10):54–183. 151
Virgin Islands, U.S. Saint Thomas Walsingham, Lord (Thomas de Grey) 1897. Revision of the West-Indian Micro-Lepidoptera with descriptions of new species. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1897(10):54–183. 151

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION PAGE
Solanaceae Solanum melongena Puerto Rico Busck, A. [1934]. Microlepidoptera of Cuba. - Entomologica Americana 13 (1933)(4):151–217, 7 pls. 173
Solanaceae Solanum torvum Cuba Busck, A. [1934]. Microlepidoptera of Cuba. - Entomologica Americana 13 (1933)(4):151–217, 7 pls. 173