Phyllonorycter grewiaecola (Vári, 1961)

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SUBFAMILY Lithocolletinae
GENUSPhyllonorycter
SPECIES grewiaecola
AUTHOR(Vári, 1961)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONLithocolletis grewiaecola spec. nov.
TYPE LOCALITYSouth Africa, Transvaal [Limpopo], Soutpansberg District, Waterpoort, 04.v.1956, leg. L. Vári.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, genitalia slide G7507♂, TMSA; Allotype ♀, genitalia slide G7677♀, TMSA; Paratype 1♀, genitalia slide G7499♀, TMSA.
STATUSSpecies
PUBLICATION Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls.
PAGINATION 212–213; pl. 22, fig. 7; pl. 65, fig. 4; pl. 104, fig. 6

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. 77
Namibia   Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 213
South Africa Limpopo Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 213
Zimbabwe   Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 213

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION PAGE
Malvaceae Grewia damine South Africa Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 213
Malvaceae Grewia tristis Kenya De Prins, J. & Kawahara, A. Y. 2012. Systematics, revisionary taxonomy, and biodiversity of Afrotropical Lithocolletinae (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). - Zootaxa 3594:1–283. 79
*   A small oval, tentiform mine, either on upper or underside of the leaf.

*   The record of Grewia damine (=G. kwebensis) needs confirmation.