Phodoryctis caerulea (Meyrick, 1912)

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SUBFAMILY Acrocercopinae
GENUSPhodoryctis
SPECIES caerulea
AUTHOR(Meyrick, 1912)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONCyphosticha caerulea, n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITY[India], Bengal [recte Bihar], Pusa.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: 25°58'0" Longitude: 85°38'0"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Syntypes 3♂, BMNH.
STATUSSpecies
PUBLICATION Meyrick, E. 1912a. Exotic Microlepidoptera. - Exotic Microlepidoptera (Marlborough) 1(1):1–32.
PAGINATION 26

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Species Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
centrometra (Meyrick, 1920) Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Cape Verde Santiago Baez, M. & Garcia, A. 2005. Lepidoptera. In: Arechavaleta M., Zurita N., Marrero M. C. & Martin J. L. (Eds) Lista preliminar de especies silvestres de Cabo Verde. Hongos, Plantas y Animales Terrestres. - — :1–155. Chpater pagination 87–90. 87
Fiji   Meyrick, E. 1920a. Exotic Microlepidoptera. - Exotic Microlepidoptera (Marlborough) 2(10):289–320. 296 (as centrometra)
Guam   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. 34
India Bihar Meyrick, E. 1912a. Exotic Microlepidoptera. - Exotic Microlepidoptera (Marlborough) 1(1):1–32. 26
India Tamilnadu Fletcher, T. B. [1921]. Life-histories of Indian Insects. Microlepidoptera. VI. Gracillariadae [sic]. - Memoirs of the Department of Agriculture in India. Entomological Series 6 (1920)(1–6):1–217, I–L pls. 161
India Maharashtra (Salsette Island) Meyrick, E. 1934a. Exotic Microlepidoptera. - Exotic Microlepidoptera (Marlborough) 4(15):449–480. 473
Indonesia Java 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. 34
Japan Nansei Shoto (Ryūkyū Islands) 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. 34
Japan Kyūshū (Yaku-sima) Kuroko, H. 1961. Studies on Lepidopterous leaf-miners from Japan I. Unrecorded species belonging to Gracillariidae. - Science Bulletin of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University 18:311–322, 2pls. 315, 321
Madagascar   Bippus, M. 2019. New records of Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera) from islands of Madagascar, Mauritius and Réunion. - Phelsuma 27:18–35. 34
Malaysia Sabah Walker, A. K. & Huddleston, T. 1987. Chelonus chailini sp. n. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from Malaysia, parasitizing gracillariid moths (Lepidoptera). - Bulletin of Entomological Research 77(3):437–440. 439
Mauritius   Mamet, J.R. & Williams, J.R. 1993. The Recorded Foodplants of Mauritian Insects. - — 35:66–136. 98
Réunion   Martiré, D. & Rochat, J. 2008. Les papillons de La Réunion et leurs chenilles. - — :496 pp.. 476
Solomon Islands Ontong Java Bradley, J. D. 1961. Microlepidoptera from the Solomon Islands. Additional records and descriptions of Microlepidoptera collected in the Solomon Islands by the Rennell Island Expedition 1953-54. - Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History), Entomology 10(4):113–168, pls. 5–19. 157
Taiwan, Province of China   Kuroko, H. 1982. Gracillariidae. – In: Inoue, H.., Sugi, S., Kuroko, H., Moriuti, S & Kawabe, A. (Eds.), Moths of Japan. 2 vols. - — :Chapter pagination: 176–203, pls. 5–7. 188
Uganda   Kerrich, G. J. 1969. Systematic studies on Eulophid parasites (Hym., Chalcidoidea), mostly of coffee leaf-miners in Africa. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 59:195-228. 204

Notes:  Reported from West Africa by Fletcher (1933: 47), Bradley (1961: 157), Kumata, Kuroko & Ermolaev (1988b: 34), and Kuznetzov (1999: 26).

Host Plants

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Apocynaceae Carissa carandas India Fletcher, T. B. 1933. Life histories of Indian Microlepidoptera (Second Series). Cosmopterygidae to Neopseustidae. - — 4:1–85. 47
Caesalpiniaceae Caesalpinia pulcherrima   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. 34–35
Dioscoreaceae Diospora deltoidea India Fletcher, T. B. 1933. Life histories of Indian Microlepidoptera (Second Series). Cosmopterygidae to Neopseustidae. - — 4:1–85. 47
Fabaceae Cajanus cajan India Fletcher, T. B. [1921]. Life-histories of Indian Insects. Microlepidoptera. VI. Gracillariadae [sic]. - Memoirs of the Department of Agriculture in India. Entomological Series 6 (1920)(1–6):1–217, I–L pls. 162
Fabaceae Canavalia sp. Fiji Meyrick, E. 1920a. Exotic Microlepidoptera. - Exotic Microlepidoptera (Marlborough) 2(10):289–320. 297
Fabaceae Crotalaria juncea India Meyrick, E. 1912a. Exotic Microlepidoptera. - Exotic Microlepidoptera (Marlborough) 1(1):1–32. 26
Fabaceae Desmodium incanum Madagascar Bippus, M. 2019. New records of Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera) from islands of Madagascar, Mauritius and Réunion. - Phelsuma 27:18–35. 28
Fabaceae Desmodium incanum Reunion island Bippus, M. 2019. New records of Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera) from islands of Madagascar, Mauritius and Réunion. - Phelsuma 27:18–35. 28
Fabaceae Desmodium intortum Reunion island Bippus, M. 2019. New records of Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera) from islands of Madagascar, Mauritius and Réunion. - Phelsuma 27:18–35. 28
Fabaceae Dolichos lablab India Fletcher, T. B. [1921]. Life-histories of Indian Insects. Microlepidoptera. VI. Gracillariadae [sic]. - Memoirs of the Department of Agriculture in India. Entomological Series 6 (1920)(1–6):1–217, I–L pls. 162
Fabaceae Dumauis bicolor Taiwan 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. 34–35
Fabaceae Glycine max Indonesia 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. 34–35
Fabaceae Lablab purpureus Reunion island Bippus, M. 2019. New records of Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera) from islands of Madagascar, Mauritius and Réunion. - Phelsuma 27:18–35. 28
Fabaceae Macroptilum atropurpureum Reunion island Bippus, M. 2019. New records of Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera) from islands of Madagascar, Mauritius and Réunion. - Phelsuma 27:18–35. 28
Fabaceae Macroptilum atropurpureum Mauritius Bippus, M. 2019. New records of Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera) from islands of Madagascar, Mauritius and Réunion. - Phelsuma 27:18–35. 28
Fabaceae Phaseolus lunatus Mauritius Mamet, J.R. & Williams, J.R. 1993. The Recorded Foodplants of Mauritian Insects. - — 35:66–136. 126
Fabaceae Phaseolus lunatus Reunion island Bippus, M. 2019. New records of Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera) from islands of Madagascar, Mauritius and Réunion. - Phelsuma 27:18–35. 28
Fabaceae Phaseolus mungo India Fletcher, T. B. [1921]. Life-histories of Indian Insects. Microlepidoptera. VI. Gracillariadae [sic]. - Memoirs of the Department of Agriculture in India. Entomological Series 6 (1920)(1–6):1–217, I–L pls. 162
Fabaceae Phaseolus semierectus Fiji Meyrick, E. 1920a. Exotic Microlepidoptera. - Exotic Microlepidoptera (Marlborough) 2(10):289–320. 297
Fabaceae Phaseolus vulgaris Reunion island Bippus, M. 2019. New records of Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera) from islands of Madagascar, Mauritius and Réunion. - Phelsuma 27:18–35. 28
Fabaceae Phaseolus vulgaris Taiwan 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. 34–35
Fabaceae Phaseolus vulgaris Mauritius Mamet, J.R. & Williams, J.R. 1993. The Recorded Foodplants of Mauritian Insects. - — 35:66–136. 126
Fabaceae Vicia faba India Fletcher, T. B. [1921]. Life-histories of Indian Insects. Microlepidoptera. VI. Gracillariadae [sic]. - Memoirs of the Department of Agriculture in India. Entomological Series 6 (1920)(1–6):1–217, I–L pls. 162
Fabaceae Vigna catjang India Fletcher, T. B. [1921]. Life-histories of Indian Insects. Microlepidoptera. VI. Gracillariadae [sic]. - Memoirs of the Department of Agriculture in India. Entomological Series 6 (1920)(1–6):1–217, I–L pls. 162
Fabaceae Vigna marina Japan Kuroko, H. 1961. Studies on Lepidopterous leaf-miners from Japan I. Unrecorded species belonging to Gracillariidae. - Science Bulletin of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University 18:311–322, 2pls. 316, 321
Fabaceae Vigna marina Japan 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. 34–35
Fabaceae Vigna sp. Uganda Kerrich, G. J. 1969. Systematic studies on Eulophid parasites (Hym., Chalcidoidea), mostly of coffee leaf-miners in Africa. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 59:195-228. 204
Fabaceae Vigna unguiculata India Meyrick, E. 1912a. Exotic Microlepidoptera. - Exotic Microlepidoptera (Marlborough) 1(1):1–32. 26
Menispermaceae Cissampelos pereira India Meyrick, E. 1934a. Exotic Microlepidoptera. - Exotic Microlepidoptera (Marlborough) 4(15):449–480. 473
Menispermaceae Stephania hermandifolia India Fletcher, T. B. 1933. Life histories of Indian Microlepidoptera (Second Series). Cosmopterygidae to Neopseustidae. - — 4:1–85. 47
Menispermaceae Tinospora cardifolia India Fletcher, T. B. 1933. Life histories of Indian Microlepidoptera (Second Series). Cosmopterygidae to Neopseustidae. - — 4:1–85. 47
Plumbaginaceae Plumbago zeylanica Reunion island Bippus, M. 2019. New records of Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera) from islands of Madagascar, Mauritius and Réunion. - Phelsuma 27:18–35. 28

*   Some or all of the plants belonging to Menispermaceae, Dioscoraceae and Apocynaceae might be erroneously recorded for this species (Kumata, Kuroko & Ermolaev 1988b: 35).

Species Parasitoids

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Braconidae Chelonus chailini Malaysia Walker, A. K. & Huddleston, T. 1987. Chelonus chailini sp. n. (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) from Malaysia, parasitizing gracillariid moths (Lepidoptera). - Bulletin of Entomological Research 77(3):437–440. 439
Eulophidae Notanisomorphella borborica Uganda Kerrich, G. J. 1969. Systematic studies on Eulophid parasites (Hym., Chalcidoidea), mostly of coffee leaf-miners in Africa. - Bulletin of Entomological Research 59:195-228. 203
Eulophidae Stenomesius japonicus India Fletcher, T. B. 1933. Life histories of Indian Microlepidoptera (Second Series). Cosmopterygidae to Neopseustidae. - — 4:1–85. 47