Phyllonorycter melanosparta (Meyrick, 1912)

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SUBFAMILY Lithocolletinae
GENUSPhyllonorycter
SPECIES melanosparta
AUTHOR(Meyrick, 1912)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONLithocolletis melanosparta, n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITY[South Africa], Transvaal [Mpumalanga], Barberton, 31.xii.1910, leg. A. J. T. Janse.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: -25°47'18" Longitude: 31°3'11"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♀, genitalia slide G7142♀, TMSA; Metallotype ♂, genitalia slide G6925♂, TMSA.
STATUSSpecies
PUBLICATION Meyrick, E. 1912a. Exotic Microlepidoptera. - Exotic Microlepidoptera (Marlborough) 1(1):1–32.
PAGINATION 21

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Kenya   De Prins, J., Mozuraitis, R., Lopez-Vaamonde, C. & Rougerie, R. 2009. Sex attractant, distribution and DNA barcodes for the Afrotropical leaf-mining moth Phyllonorycter melanosparta (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). - Zootaxa 2281:53–67. 60
South Africa Mpumalanga Meyrick, E. 1912a. Exotic Microlepidoptera. - Exotic Microlepidoptera (Marlborough) 1(1):1–32. 21
South Africa Gauteng Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 210
South Africa North-West De Prins, J. & Kawahara, A. Y. 2012. Systematics, revisionary taxonomy, and biodiversity of Afrotropical Lithocolletinae (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). - Zootaxa 3594:1–283. 126
South Africa Limpopo Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 210
Zimbabwe   Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 210

Host Plants

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Fabaceae Flemingia grahamiana South Africa Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 210
Fabaceae Hylodesmum repandum Kenya De Prins, J. & Kawahara, A. Y. 2012. Systematics, revisionary taxonomy, and biodiversity of Afrotropical Lithocolletinae (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). - Zootaxa 3594:1–283. 128
Fabaceae Rhynchosia caribaea South Africa Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 210
Fabaceae Vigna sp. South Africa Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 210
*   A moderate, oval, semi-transparent, tentiform mine on the upperside of the leaf.