Macarostola formosa (Stainton, 1862)

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SUBFAMILY Gracillariinae
GENUSMacarostola
SPECIES formosa
AUTHOR(Stainton, 1862)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONGracilaria formosa, n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITY[Australia], North Australia [Northern Territory], Moreton Bay, 1860, leg. Diggles.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, BMNH; 4 Paratypes, genitalia slide 5947♂, BMNH.
STATUSSpecies
PUBLICATION Stainton, H. T. 1862. Descriptions of nine exotic species of the genus Gracilaria [sic]. - Transactions of the Entomological Society of London (series 3) 1(3):291–300.
PAGINATION 291–292; pl. 10, fig. 1

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Australia Northern Territory Stainton, H. T. 1862. Descriptions of nine exotic species of the genus Gracilaria [sic]. - Transactions of the Entomological Society of London (series 3) 1(3):291–300. 292
Australia Queensland Turner, A. J. 1894. Descriptions of Micro-Lepidoptera from Moreton Bay. - Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of South Australia 18:120–138. 120
Australia New South Wales Meyrick, E. 1880. Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. III Tineina. - Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 5(1):132–182, 204–271. 155
Australia Victoria Meyrick, E. 1880. Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. III Tineina. - Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 5(1):132–182, 204–271. 155

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION PAGE
Myrtaceae Acmena smithii Australia Kumata, T. 1977. On the Japanese species of the genera Macarostola, Aristaea and Systoloneura, with descriptions of three new species (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). - Insecta Matsumurana, N. S. 9:1–51. 35
Myrtaceae Eugenia ventenatii Australia Turner, A. J. 1900. New Micro-Lepidoptera, mostly from Queensland. - Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of South Australia 24(2):6–23. 20