Phyllonorycter hibiscina (Vári, 1961)

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SUBFAMILY Lithocolletinae
GENUSPhyllonorycter
SPECIES hibiscina
AUTHOR(Vári, 1961)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONLithocolletis hibiscina spec. nov.
TYPE LOCALITYSouth Africa, Transvaal [Gauteng], Pretoria District, Hennops River, 12.ix.1950, leg. L. Vári.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: -25°44'0" Longitude: 28°11'0"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, genitalia slide G7129♂, TMSA; Allotype ♀, genitalia slide G7187♀, TMSA; Paratypes 6♂ and 3♀, genitalia slides G7186♂, G7679♂, G7722♀, TMSA.
STATUSSpecies
PUBLICATION Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls.
PAGINATION 219–220; pl. 23, fig. 6; pl. 65, fig. 10; pl. 105, fig. 3

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Cameroon   De Prins, J. & Kawahara, A. Y. 2012. Systematics, revisionary taxonomy, and biodiversity of Afrotropical Lithocolletinae (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). - Zootaxa 3594:1–283. 92
Kenya   De Prins, J. & Kawahara, A. Y. 2012. Systematics, revisionary taxonomy, and biodiversity of Afrotropical Lithocolletinae (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). - Zootaxa 3594:1–283. 92
South Africa Gauteng Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 220
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal De Prins, J. & Kawahara, A. Y. 2012. Systematics, revisionary taxonomy, and biodiversity of Afrotropical Lithocolletinae (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). - Zootaxa 3594:1–283. 92
South Africa North-West Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 220
Zimbabwe   De Prins, J. & Kawahara, A. Y. 2012. Systematics, revisionary taxonomy, and biodiversity of Afrotropical Lithocolletinae (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). - Zootaxa 3594:1–283. 93

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION PAGE
Asteraceae Brachylaena sp. South Africa De Prins, J. & Kawahara, A. Y. 2012. Systematics, revisionary taxonomy, and biodiversity of Afrotropical Lithocolletinae (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). - Zootaxa 3594:1–283. 94
Malvaceae Abutilon mauritianum South Africa De Prins, J. & Kawahara, A. Y. 2012. Systematics, revisionary taxonomy, and biodiversity of Afrotropical Lithocolletinae (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). - Zootaxa 3594:1–283. 94
Malvaceae Hibiscus calyphyllus South Africa Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 220
Malvaceae Hibiscus lunarifolius South Africa De Prins, J. & Kawahara, A. Y. 2012. Systematics, revisionary taxonomy, and biodiversity of Afrotropical Lithocolletinae (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). - Zootaxa 3594:1–283. 93
Malvaceae Pavonia sp. South Africa De Prins, J. & Kawahara, A. Y. 2012. Systematics, revisionary taxonomy, and biodiversity of Afrotropical Lithocolletinae (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). - Zootaxa 3594:1–283. 94
*   A moderate, oval or oblong, semi-transparent, tentiform mine on the underside of the leaf.