Epicephala assamica Li, 2016

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SUBFAMILY Ornixolinae
GENUSEpicephala
SPECIES assamica
AUTHORLi, 2016
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONEpicephala assamica Li, sp. nov.
TYPE LOCALITYChina, Yunnan Province, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Mengla, 550 m, 13.ix.2013, reared from fruit of Glochidion assamicum (= G. ellipticum) by Z. G. Zhang.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: 21°41'0" Longitude: 101°25'0"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, NKUM; Paratypes 530♂, 720♀, genitalia slides WZB14554♂, WZB14577♂, ZZG15007♂, NKUM.
STATUSSpecies
PUBLICATION Li, H. H. & Zhang, Z. 2016. Five species of the genus Epicephala Meyrick, 1880 (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) from China. - Zootaxa 4084(3):391–405.
PAGINATION 403–404, figs. 5, 10, 15

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
China Hainan Li, H. H. & Zhang, Z. 2016. Five species of the genus Epicephala Meyrick, 1880 (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) from China. - Zootaxa 4084(3):391–405. 404
China Yunnan Li, H. H. & Zhang, Z. 2016. Five species of the genus Epicephala Meyrick, 1880 (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) from China. - Zootaxa 4084(3):391–405. 404

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION PAGE
Phyllanthaceae Glochidion ellipticum China Li, H. H. & Zhang, Z. 2016. Five species of the genus Epicephala Meyrick, 1880 (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) from China. - Zootaxa 4084(3):391–405. 404
*   Larvae feed on seeds in the fruits.