Leurocephala chilensis Vargas & Moreira, 2016

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SUBFAMILY Ornixolinae
GENUSLeurocephala
SPECIES chilensis
AUTHORVargas & Moreira, 2016
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONLeurocephala chilensis Vargas & Moreira sp. nov.
TYPE LOCALITYChile, Arica, Azapa, ?? viii.2015, leg. H.A. Vargas.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: -18°28'41" Longitude: -70°18'45"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotyoe ♂, in MNNC; Paratypes 8♂, 6♀, genitalia slides HAV276♂, HAV358♂, HAV359♂, HAV402♂, HAV1020♂, HAV1024♂, HAV108♀, HAV1021♀, HAV1023♀, MNNC, IDEA.
STATUSSpecies
PUBLICATION Pereira, C. M., Silva, D. S., Gonçalves, G. L., Vargas, H. A. & Moreira, G. R. P. 2017. A new species of Leurocephala Davis & Mc Kay (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae) from the Azapa Valley, northern Chilean Atacama Desert, with notes on life-history. - Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 61:6–15..
PAGINATION 2–8, figs 1–35
DNA VOUCHERS MISA007-16, MISA008-16
GENBANK
  • KY006922 Pereira, C. M., Silva, D. S., Gonçalves, G. L., Vargas, H. A. & Moreira, G. R. P. 2017 :8
  • KY006921 Pereira, C. M., Silva, D. S., Gonçalves, G. L., Vargas, H. A. & Moreira, G. R. P. 2017 :8

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Chile   Pereira, C. M., Silva, D. S., Gonçalves, G. L., Vargas, H. A. & Moreira, G. R. P. 2017. A new species of Leurocephala Davis & Mc Kay (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae) from the Azapa Valley, northern Chilean Atacama Desert, with notes on life-history. - Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 61:6–15..  

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION PAGE
Anacardiaceae Schinus molle Chile Pereira, C. M., Silva, D. S., Gonçalves, G. L., Vargas, H. A. & Moreira, G. R. P. 2017. A new species of Leurocephala Davis & Mc Kay (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae) from the Azapa Valley, northern Chilean Atacama Desert, with notes on life-history. - Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 61:6–15..  
*   Larvae construct a conspicuous blotched mine on the adaxial surface, generally covering more than 50% of the leaflet when fully developed (Pereira et al. 2016).