Phyllocnistis drimiphaga Kawahara, Nishida & Davis, 2009

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SUBFAMILY Phyllocnistinae
GENUSPhyllocnistis
SPECIES drimiphaga
AUTHORKawahara, Nishida & Davis, 2009
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONPhyllocnistis drimiphaga Kawahara, Nishida & Davis, sp. n.
TYPE LOCALITYCosta Rica, Prov. Heredia, 6 km NE Vara Blanca, 2050 m, 10°10'34"N 084°06'41"W, emerged 27.i.2004 from Drimys granadensis, K. Nishida.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, USNM; Paratypes 2 larvae, 3 pupae, 2♂ and 3♀, USNM, UCR, INBIO.
STATUSSpecies
PUBLICATION Kawahara, A. Y., Nishida, K. & Davis, D. R. 2009. Systematics, host plants, and life histories of three new Phyllocnistis species from the central highlands of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae, Phyllocnistinae). - ZooKeys 27:7–30.
PAGINATION 12–17, figs. 2A, 4A–E, 7A–L, 10A–K

Species pictures

Species Distribution

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Costa Rica   Kawahara, A. Y., Nishida, K. & Davis, D. R. 2009. Systematics, host plants, and life histories of three new Phyllocnistis species from the central highlands of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae, Phyllocnistinae). - ZooKeys 27:7–30. 14

Host Plants

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Winteraceae Drimys granadensis Costa Rica Kawahara, A. Y., Nishida, K. & Davis, D. R. 2009. Systematics, host plants, and life histories of three new Phyllocnistis species from the central highlands of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae, Phyllocnistinae). - ZooKeys 27:7–30. 16
*   Mines are narrow and followed by a black thin trail of frass; a spiral-shaped mine at initial stage that changes into a serpentine mine of greenish-yellow coloration. Most of the mines are found on young leaves (Brito et al. 2017: 312).

Species Parasitoids

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Encyrtidae Ageniaspis sp. Costa Rica Kawahara, A. Y., Nishida, K. & Davis, D. R. 2009. Systematics, host plants, and life histories of three new Phyllocnistis species from the central highlands of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae, Phyllocnistinae). - ZooKeys 27:7–30. 16