Phyllonorycter fragilella (Frey & Boll, 1878)

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SUBFAMILY Lithocolletinae
GENUSPhyllonorycter
SPECIES fragilella
AUTHOR(Frey & Boll, 1878)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONL.[ithocolletis] Fragilella nov. spec.
TYPE LOCALITY[U.S.A.], [Texas], Dallas.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: 32°46'0" Longitude: -96°47'0"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Not stated; Syntype 1♂, genitalia slide 28729♂, BMNH.
STATUSSpecies
PUBLICATION Frey, H. & Boll, J. 1878. Tineen aus Texas. - Entomologische Zeitung, Stettin 39(7–9):249–279.
PAGINATION 270–271

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Canada Ontario Pohl, G. R., Landry, J.-F., Schmidt, B. C., Lafontaine, J. D., Troubridge, J. T., Macaulay, A. D., van Nieukerken, E. J., DeWaard, J. R., Dombroskie, J. J., Klymko, J., Nazari, V. & Stead, K. 2018. Annotated checklist of the moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera) of Canada and Alaska. - — :1–580. 53
Canada Quebec Handfield, L. 1997. Liste des Lépidoptères du Québec et du Labrador. - Fabreries 7(Supplément):1–155. 30
Canada British Columbia Pohl, G. R., Cannings, R. A., Landry, J.-F., Holden, D. G. & Scudder, G. G. E. 2015. Checklist of the Lepidoptera of British Columbia, Canada. - — :294 pp.. 44
United States, US Michigan Nielsen, M. C. 1998. Preliminary list of Michigan moths: the Microlepidoptera. - Newsletter of the Michigan Entomological Society 43(4):1, 4–14. 4
United States, US New York Crosby, C. R. & Leonard, M. D. 1919. An injurious leaf-miner of honeysuckle. - Journal of Economic Entomology 12:389–392. 389
United States, US Illinois Chambers, V. T. 1875c. On some European 'Micros' away from home. - Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 11:279–280. 279
United States, US Massachusetts Braun, A. F. 1908b. Revision of the North American species of the genus Lithocolletis Hübner. - Transactions of the American Entomological Society 34(4):269–357, pl. XX–XXIV. 315
United States, US Wyoming Braun, A. F. 1939. Notes and new species: Gracilariidae [sic] (Microlepidoptera). - Annals of the Entomological Society of America 32:279–287. 283
United States, US Texas Frey, H. & Boll, J. 1878. Tineen aus Texas. - Entomologische Zeitung, Stettin 39(7–9):249–279. 270
United States, US Maine Brower, A. E. 1984. A List of the Lepidoptera of Maine, Part 2: The Microlepidoptera, Section 2; Cosmopterigidae through Hepialidae. - — 114:i–x, 1–70. 41

Notes:  This species was reported from British Columbia (Canada) by Blackmore (1924) and is represented by an old voucher specimen. However, its identity requires confirmation (Pohl et al. 2015: 44).

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION PAGE
Caprifoliaceae Lonicera sempervirens U.S.A. Frey, H. & Boll, J. 1873. Nordamerikanische Tineen. - Entomologische Zeitung, Stettin 34(4–6):201–224. 215 (as trifasciella)
Caprifoliaceae Lonicera sp. U.S.A. Ely, C. R. 1918. A revision of the North-American Gracilariidae [sic] from the standpoint of venation. - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 19B (1917)(1–4):29–77. 64
Caprifoliaceae Lonicera × bella Zabel 'albida' U.S.A. Frey, H. & Boll, J. 1878. Tineen aus Texas. - Entomologische Zeitung, Stettin 39(7–9):249–279. 270
Caprifoliaceae Symphoricarpos orbiculatus U.S.A. Robinson, G. S., Ackery, P. R., Kitching, I. J., Beccaloni, G. W. & Hernández, L. M. 2002. Hostplants of the moth and butterfly caterpillars of America North of Mexico. - Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 69:1–824. 355
Caprifoliaceae Symphoricarpos sp. U.S.A. Braun, A. F. 1939. Notes and new species: Gracilariidae [sic] (Microlepidoptera). - Annals of the Entomological Society of America 32:279–287. 283
Caprifoliaceae Symphoricarpos vulgaris U.S.A. Chambers, V. T. 1878b. Art. IV. Tineina and their foodplants. - Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories 4(1):107–124. 114
Rutaceae Chiococca alba U.S.A. Robinson, G. S., Ackery, P. R., Kitching, I. J., Beccaloni, G. W. & Hernández, L. M. 2002. Hostplants of the moth and butterfly caterpillars of America North of Mexico. - Memoirs of the American Entomological Institute 69:1–824. 355
*   Tentiform mine on underside leaf.