Phyllonorycter loxozona (Meyrick, 1936)

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SUBFAMILY Lithocolletinae
GENUSPhyllonorycter
SPECIES loxozona
AUTHOR(Meyrick, 1936)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONLithocolletis loxozona, n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITYUganda, Busunju, 02.x.1935, leg. T. H. C. Taylor.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♀, genitalia slide 6110♀, BMNH; Paratypes 2♂, genitalia slide 3924♂, BMNH. (In original description, Meyrick mentioned 5 specimens).
STATUSSpecies
COMMENTGenBank accession number AF477550 (Lopez-Vaamonde et al. 2003: 1818 as P. loxozana [sic]) is a misidentification of C. torridella.
PUBLICATION Meyrick, E. 1936. Exotic Microlepidoptera. - Exotic Microlepidoptera (Marlborough) 5(1–2):1–64.
PAGINATION 33

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
South Africa Gauteng De Prins, J. & Kawahara, A. Y. 2012. Systematics, revisionary taxonomy, and biodiversity of Afrotropical Lithocolletinae (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). - Zootaxa 3594:1–283. 119
South Africa North-West Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 223
Uganda   Meyrick, E. 1936. Exotic Microlepidoptera. - Exotic Microlepidoptera (Marlborough) 5(1–2):1–64. 33

Notes:  The record of Kenya (Lopez-Vaamonde et al. 2003: 1818) refers to Cameraria torridella De Prins, 2012 (see De Prins & Kawahara 2012: 119).

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION PAGE
Malvaceae Dombeya emarginata Uganda Meyrick, E. 1936. Exotic Microlepidoptera. - Exotic Microlepidoptera (Marlborough) 5(1–2):1–64. 33
*   A long, narrow gallery, mainly along the edge of the leaf; later on a gall-like swelling near the base of the disc.

*   The record of Dombeya torrida (Lopez-Vaamonde et al. 2003: 1818) refers to Cameraria torridella De Prins, 2012.