Neurostrota gunniella (Busck, 1906)

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SUBFAMILY Ornixolinae
GENUSNeurostrota
SPECIES gunniella
AUTHOR(Busck, 1906)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONGracilaria (Dialectica) gunniella, new species
TYPE LOCALITY[U.S.A.], Tex.[as], Brownsville.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: 25°54'6" Longitude: -97°29'50"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Lectotype ♀, Paralectotypes 11♀, designated by Davis (in Davis et al. 1991: 31), USNM.
STATUSSpecies
PUBLICATION Busck, A. 1906. Tineid moths from southern Texas, with descriptions of new species. - Proceedings of the United States National Museum 30(1465):721–736.
PAGINATION 731–732
DNA VOUCHERS 10ANIC-12278, 10ANIC-12279, USNMENT 00657281, USNMENT 00657282, USNMENT 00657283, USNMENT 00657284, USNMENT 00657286, USNMENT 00657287, USNMENT 00657288
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Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Australia Northern Territory Davis, D. R., Kassulke, R. C., Harley, K. L. S. & Gillett, J. D. 1991. Systematics, morphology, biology, and host specificity of Neurostrota gunniella (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), an agent for the biological control of Mimosa pigra L. - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 93(1):16–44. 16 (introduced)
Costa Rica   Davis, D. R., Kassulke, R. C., Harley, K. L. S. & Gillett, J. D. 1991. Systematics, morphology, biology, and host specificity of Neurostrota gunniella (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), an agent for the biological control of Mimosa pigra L. - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 93(1):16–44. 31
Cuba   Busck, A. [1934]. Microlepidoptera of Cuba. - Entomologica Americana 13 (1933)(4):151–217, 7 pls. 179
Mexico   Davis, D. R., Kassulke, R. C., Harley, K. L. S. & Gillett, J. D. 1991. Systematics, morphology, biology, and host specificity of Neurostrota gunniella (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), an agent for the biological control of Mimosa pigra L. - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 93(1):16–44. 31
Thailand   Davis, D. R., Kassulke, R. C., Harley, K. L. S. & Gillett, J. D. 1991. Systematics, morphology, biology, and host specificity of Neurostrota gunniella (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), an agent for the biological control of Mimosa pigra L. - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 93(1):16–44. 43 (introduced)
United States, US Texas Busck, A. 1906. Tineid moths from southern Texas, with descriptions of new species. - Proceedings of the United States National Museum 30(1465):721–736. 732

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION PAGE
Fabaceae Mimosa asperata Cuba Busck, A. [1934]. Microlepidoptera of Cuba. - Entomologica Americana 13 (1933)(4):151–217, 7 pls. 179
Fabaceae Mimosa pigra Australia Smith, C. S. & Wilson, C. G. 1995. Close to the edge: microhabitat selection by Neurostrota gunniella (Busk) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), a biological control agent for Mimosa pigra L. in Australia. - Journal of the Australian entomological Society 34:177–180. 177
Fabaceae Mimosa pigra Mexico Davis, D. R., Kassulke, R. C., Harley, K. L. S. & Gillett, J. D. 1991. Systematics, morphology, biology, and host specificity of Neurostrota gunniella (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), an agent for the biological control of Mimosa pigra L. - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 93(1):16–44. 17
Fabaceae Mimosa pigra Costa Rica Davis, D. R., Kassulke, R. C., Harley, K. L. S. & Gillett, J. D. 1991. Systematics, morphology, biology, and host specificity of Neurostrota gunniella (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), an agent for the biological control of Mimosa pigra L. - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 93(1):16–44. 40
Fabaceae Mimosa pigra var. berlandieri Mexico Davis, D. R., Kassulke, R. C., Harley, K. L. S. & Gillett, J. D. 1991. Systematics, morphology, biology, and host specificity of Neurostrota gunniella (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), an agent for the biological control of Mimosa pigra L. - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 93(1):16–44. 40
Fabaceae Neptunia oleracea Thailand Davis, D. R., Kassulke, R. C., Harley, K. L. S. & Gillett, J. D. 1991. Systematics, morphology, biology, and host specificity of Neurostrota gunniella (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), an agent for the biological control of Mimosa pigra L. - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 93(1):16–44. 43
Fabaceae Neptunia plena Mexico Davis, D. R., Kassulke, R. C., Harley, K. L. S. & Gillett, J. D. 1991. Systematics, morphology, biology, and host specificity of Neurostrota gunniella (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), an agent for the biological control of Mimosa pigra L. - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 93(1):16–44. 17
*   Stem borer, not merely under the epidermis but actually boring into the pith of the stem (Busck [1934]: 179, see also Davis et al. 1991).

*   Mimosa pigra L. is the main larval hostplant. Larval mortality reaches 70% or higher on the other plants (Davis et al. 1991: 40).

Species Parasitoids

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION PAGE
Braconidae Apanteles sp. Mexico Davis, D. R., Kassulke, R. C., Harley, K. L. S. & Gillett, J. D. 1991. Systematics, morphology, biology, and host specificity of Neurostrota gunniella (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), an agent for the biological control of Mimosa pigra L. - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 93(1):16–44. 41
Braconidae Bracon sp. Mexico Davis, D. R., Kassulke, R. C., Harley, K. L. S. & Gillett, J. D. 1991. Systematics, morphology, biology, and host specificity of Neurostrota gunniella (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), an agent for the biological control of Mimosa pigra L. - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 93(1):16–44. 41
Braconidae Hypomicrogaster sp. Mexico Davis, D. R., Kassulke, R. C., Harley, K. L. S. & Gillett, J. D. 1991. Systematics, morphology, biology, and host specificity of Neurostrota gunniella (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), an agent for the biological control of Mimosa pigra L. - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 93(1):16–44. 41
Braconidae Orgilus sp. Mexico Davis, D. R., Kassulke, R. C., Harley, K. L. S. & Gillett, J. D. 1991. Systematics, morphology, biology, and host specificity of Neurostrota gunniella (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), an agent for the biological control of Mimosa pigra L. - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 93(1):16–44. 41
Braconidae Phanomeris sp. Mexico Davis, D. R., Kassulke, R. C., Harley, K. L. S. & Gillett, J. D. 1991. Systematics, morphology, biology, and host specificity of Neurostrota gunniella (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), an agent for the biological control of Mimosa pigra L. - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 93(1):16–44. 41
Chalcididae Brachymeria sp. Mexico Davis, D. R., Kassulke, R. C., Harley, K. L. S. & Gillett, J. D. 1991. Systematics, morphology, biology, and host specificity of Neurostrota gunniella (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), an agent for the biological control of Mimosa pigra L. - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 93(1):16–44. 41
Diptera: Chloropidae Fiebrigella sp. Mexico Davis, D. R., Kassulke, R. C., Harley, K. L. S. & Gillett, J. D. 1991. Systematics, morphology, biology, and host specificity of Neurostrota gunniella (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), an agent for the biological control of Mimosa pigra L. - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 93(1):16–44. 41
Diptera: Tachinidae Elfia sp. Mexico Davis, D. R., Kassulke, R. C., Harley, K. L. S. & Gillett, J. D. 1991. Systematics, morphology, biology, and host specificity of Neurostrota gunniella (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), an agent for the biological control of Mimosa pigra L. - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 93(1):16–44. 41
Eulophidae Elasmus sp. Mexico Davis, D. R., Kassulke, R. C., Harley, K. L. S. & Gillett, J. D. 1991. Systematics, morphology, biology, and host specificity of Neurostrota gunniella (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), an agent for the biological control of Mimosa pigra L. - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 93(1):16–44. 41
Eulophidae Horismenus sp. Mexico Davis, D. R., Kassulke, R. C., Harley, K. L. S. & Gillett, J. D. 1991. Systematics, morphology, biology, and host specificity of Neurostrota gunniella (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), an agent for the biological control of Mimosa pigra L. - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 93(1):16–44. 41
Perilampidae Perilampus sp. Mexico Davis, D. R., Kassulke, R. C., Harley, K. L. S. & Gillett, J. D. 1991. Systematics, morphology, biology, and host specificity of Neurostrota gunniella (Busck) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), an agent for the biological control of Mimosa pigra L. - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 93(1):16–44. 41