Phyllonorycter melhaniae (Vári, 1961)

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SUBFAMILY Lithocolletinae
GENUSPhyllonorycter
SPECIES melhaniae
AUTHOR(Vári, 1961)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONLithocolletis melhaniae spec. nov.
TYPE LOCALITY[Zimbabwe], S. Rhodesia, Melsetter District, Hot Springs, 29.iv.1956, leg. L. Vári.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, genitalia slide G7495♂, TMSA; Allotype ♀, genitalia slide G7496♀, TMSA; Paratypes 1♂ and 4♀, TMSA, ZMHB.
STATUSSpecies
PUBLICATION Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls.
PAGINATION 218–219; pl. 23, fig. 5; pl. 65, fig. 8; pl. 105, fig. 4

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
South Africa Limpopo De Prins, J. & Kawahara, A. Y. 2012. Systematics, revisionary taxonomy, and biodiversity of Afrotropical Lithocolletinae (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). - Zootaxa 3594:1–283. 130
Zimbabwe   Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 219

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION PAGE
Malvaceae Melhania velutina Zimbabwe Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 219
*   A moderate, oblong, opaque, tentiform mine on the underside of the leaf.