Melanocercops elaphopa (Meyrick, 1914)

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SUBFAMILY Acrocercopinae
GENUSMelanocercops
SPECIES elaphopa
AUTHOR(Meyrick, 1914)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONAcrocercops elaphopa, n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITY[India, Karnataka], Karwar, Kanara.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, BMNH.
STATUSSpecies
PUBLICATION Meyrick, E. 1914c. Descriptions of Indian Micro-Lepidoptera. XVIII. - Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 23(1):118–130.
PAGINATION 121

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
India Karnataka Meyrick, E. 1914c. Descriptions of Indian Micro-Lepidoptera. XVIII. - Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 23(1):118–130. 121
Nepal   Kumata, T., Kuroko, H. & Ermolaev, V. P. 1988b. Japanese species of the Acrocercops-group (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Part II. - Insecta Matsumurana, N. S. 40:1–133. 28

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION PAGE
Moraceae Ficus asperrima India Meyrick, E. 1926c. Exotic Microlepidoptera. - Exotic Microlepidoptera (Marlborough) 3(10):289–320. 294
Moraceae Ficus palmata India Kumata, T., Kuroko, H. & Ermolaev, V. P. 1988b. Japanese species of the Acrocercops-group (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Part II. - Insecta Matsumurana, N. S. 40:1–133. 28
Moraceae Ficus religiosa   Robinson, G. S., Ackery, P. R., Kitching, I. J., Beccaloni, G. W. & Hernández, L. M. 2001. Hostplants of the moth and butterfly caterpillars of the Oriental Region. - — :1–744. 20
Moraceae Ficus sp. Nepal Kumata, T., Kuroko, H. & Ermolaev, V. P. 1988a. Japanese species of the Acrocercops-group (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Part I. - Insecta Matsumurana, N. S. 38:1–111. 28
*   A small irregular gallery ending in a blotch beneath the upper surface of the leaf.