Phyllonorycter anchistea (Vári, 1961)

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SUBFAMILY Lithocolletinae
GENUSPhyllonorycter
SPECIES anchistea
AUTHOR(Vári, 1961)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONLithocolletis anchistea spec. nov.
TYPE LOCALITYSouth Africa, Transvaal [Limpopo], Soutpansberg District, Louis Trichardt, 11.v.1953, leg. L. Vári.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: -23°3'0" Longitude: 29°54'0"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, genitalia slide G7138♂, TMSA; Allotype ♀, genitalia slide G7139♀, TMSA; Paratypes 6♂ and 10♀, genitalia slides G7133♀, G7170♂, TMSA, ZMHB.
STATUSSpecies
PUBLICATION Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls.
PAGINATION 210-211; pl. 22, fig. 5; pl. 65, fig. 2; pl. 104, fig. 2

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Botswana   De Prins, J. & Kawahara, A. Y. 2012. Systematics, revisionary taxonomy, and biodiversity of Afrotropical Lithocolletinae (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). - Zootaxa 3594:1-283. 123
South Africa Limpopo Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 211
South Africa Gauteng Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 211
South Africa North-West De Prins, J. & Kawahara, A. Y. 2012. Systematics, revisionary taxonomy, and biodiversity of Afrotropical Lithocolletinae (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). - Zootaxa 3594:1-283. 123
South Africa Eastern Cape Triberti, P. 2019. Gracillariidae. In: Mey, W. & Krüger, M. (Eds) The Lepidoptera fauna of a crater valley in the Great Escarpement of South Africa: The Asante Sana Project. - Esperiana Memoir 8:177-188. 182

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION PAGE
Malvaceae Grewia occidentalis South Africa Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 210

*   A moderate, oblong, semi-transparent, tentiform mine on the underside of the leaf.