Marmara opuntiella Busck, 1907

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SUBFAMILY Phyllocnistinae
GENUSMarmara
SPECIES opuntiella
AUTHORBusck, 1907
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONMarmara opuntiella, n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITY[U.S.A.], southern Texas.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype, nr. 9903 (gender not stated), USNM.
STATUSSpecies
PUBLICATION Busck, A. 1907. New American Tineina. - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 8 (1906)(3–4):86–99.
PAGINATION 97

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Mexico   Mann, J. 1969. Cactus-feeding insects and mites. - United States National Museum Bulletin 256:x + 158 pp.. 135
United States, US Texas Busck, A. 1907. New American Tineina. - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 8 (1906)(3–4):86–99. 97

Notes:  Records of "similar larvae with identical habits" from Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Peru, and Venezuela may also refer to this species (Mann 1969: 135).

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION PAGE
Cactaceae Nopalea sp. Central America Mann, J. 1969. Cactus-feeding insects and mites. - United States National Museum Bulletin 256:x + 158 pp.. 135
Cactaceae Opuntia sp. U.S.A. Busck, A. 1907. New American Tineina. - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 8 (1906)(3–4):86–99. 97
*   Long winding serpentine mine just under the epidermis, sometimes widened out into irregular blotches (Busck 1907: 97).