Phyllocnistis maxberryi Kawahara, Nishida & Davis, 2009

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SUBFAMILY Phyllocnistinae
GENUSPhyllocnistis
SPECIES maxberryi
AUTHORKawahara, Nishida & Davis, 2009
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONPhyllocnistis maxberryi Kawahara, Nishida & Davis, sp. n.
TYPE LOCALITYCosta Rica, Prov. San José, Cerro de la Muerte, Villa Mills, 3100 m, emerged 13.iii.2003 from Gaiadendron punctatum, K. Nishida.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♀, USNM; Paratypes 9 larvae, 8 pupae, 7♂ and 2♀, genitalia slides USNM 33279, 33280, 33286, USNM, UCR.
STATUSSpecies
PUBLICATION Kawahara, A. Y., Nishida, K. & Davis, D. R. 2009. Systematics, host plants, and life histories of three new Phyllocnistis species from the central highlands of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae, Phyllocnistinae). - ZooKeys 27:7–30.
PAGINATION 17–20, figs. 2B, 5A–F, 8A–L, 11A–I

Species Distribution

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Costa Rica   Kawahara, A. Y., Nishida, K. & Davis, D. R. 2009. Systematics, host plants, and life histories of three new Phyllocnistis species from the central highlands of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae, Phyllocnistinae). - ZooKeys 27:7–30. 19

Host Plants

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Loranthaceae Gaiadendron punctatum Costa Rica Kawahara, A. Y., Nishida, K. & Davis, D. R. 2009. Systematics, host plants, and life histories of three new Phyllocnistis species from the central highlands of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae, Phyllocnistinae). - ZooKeys 27:7–30. 19
*   Mines are serpentine and followed by a trail of frass that darkens through larval development. Most of the mines are found on the adaxial leaf surface, up to three larvae on the same leaf (Brito et al. 2017: 315).

Species Parasitoids

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Eulophidae Chrysocharis sp. Costa Rica Kawahara, A. Y., Nishida, K. & Davis, D. R. 2009. Systematics, host plants, and life histories of three new Phyllocnistis species from the central highlands of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae, Phyllocnistinae). - ZooKeys 27:7–30. 19