Phyllonorycter lantanae (Vári, 1961)

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SUBFAMILY Lithocolletinae
GENUSPhyllonorycter
SPECIES lantanae
AUTHOR(Vári, 1961)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONLithocolletis lantanae spec. nov.
TYPE LOCALITYSouth Africa, Transvaal [Limpopo], Soutpansberg District, Louis Trichardt, 20.iv.1955, leg. L. Vári.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: -23°3'0" Longitude: 29°54'0"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♀, genitalia slide G7548♀, TMSA.
STATUSSpecies
PUBLICATION Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls.
PAGINATION 214–215; pl. 23, fig. 1; pl. 104, fig. 5

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Kenya   De Prins, J. & Kawahara, A. Y. 2012. Systematics, revisionary taxonomy, and biodiversity of Afrotropical Lithocolletinae (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). - Zootaxa 3594:1–283. 73
South Africa Limpopo Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 215
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
Verbenaceae Lantana rugosa South Africa Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 215
Verbenaceae Lantana sp. South Africa Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 215
*   A very small, oblong, semi-transparent, tentiform mine on the underside of the leaf.