Phyllocnistis abatiae Hering, 1958

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SUBFAMILY Phyllocnistinae
GENUSPhyllocnistis
SPECIES abatiae
AUTHORHering, 1958
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONPhyllocnistis abatiae, sp. nov.
TYPE LOCALITY[Argentina], Tucumán, Tafí del Valle, Quebrada de la Angostura, 1800 m.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, genitalia slide mounted in glycerine, ZMBH.
STATUSSpecies
PUBLICATION Hering, E. M. 1958b. Neue Microlepidopteren von Tucuman. - Acta Zoologica Lilloana 15:303–312.
PAGINATION 311–312, figs. 14d, 15, 16

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Species Distribution

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Argentina   Hering, E. M. 1958b. Neue Microlepidopteren von Tucuman. - Acta Zoologica Lilloana 15:303–312. 311

Host Plants

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Salicaceae Abatia stellata Argentina Hering, E. M. 1958b. Neue Microlepidopteren von Tucuman. - Acta Zoologica Lilloana 15:303–312. 311
*   Mines are found on adaxial leaf surface, with a greenish serpentine shape. The larva usually begins next to petiole, followed by by a thin black trail of frass, mine increases in size and tracks the leaf apex (Brito et al. 2017: 307).