Phyllocnistis meliacella Becker, 1974

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SUBFAMILY Phyllocnistinae
GENUSPhyllocnistis
SPECIES meliacella
AUTHORBecker, 1974
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONPhyllocnistis meliacella Becker, new species
TYPE LOCALITYCosta Rica, Turrialba, 620 m, 08.v.1973, leg. V. Becker.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: 9°54'16" Longitude: -83°41'1"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, nr. 72096, USNM; Paratypes 3 specimens (gender not stated): in USNM and 2 paratype specimens in University of Costa Rica. Part of the series was destroyed in the mail from Costa Rica to Brazil (Becker 1974: 335).
STATUSSpecies
PUBLICATION Becker, V. O. 1974. Studies on the shootborer Hypsipyla grandella (Zeller) (Lep.,Pyralidae). 26. A new genus and three new species of Microlepidoptera (Pyralidae and Gracillariidae) associated with Carapa, Cedrela and Swietenia in Costa Rica. - Turrialba 24(3):332–335.
PAGINATION 334–335, fig. 3
GENBANK
  • AY521492 Lopez-Vaamonde, C., Wikström, N., Labandeira, C., Godfray, C. J., Goodman, S. J. & Cook, J. M. 2006

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Costa Rica   Becker, V. O. 1974. Studies on the shootborer Hypsipyla grandella (Zeller) (Lep.,Pyralidae). 26. A new genus and three new species of Microlepidoptera (Pyralidae and Gracillariidae) associated with Carapa, Cedrela and Swietenia in Costa Rica. - Turrialba 24(3):332–335. 335
United States, US Florida Heppner, J. B. 2013. Florida Lepidoptera Biodiversity: distributions and phenologies. - Lepidoptera Novae 6(2–4):65–128. 79

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION PAGE
Meliaceae Cedrela angustifolia Costa Rica Becker, V. O. 1974. Studies on the shootborer Hypsipyla grandella (Zeller) (Lep.,Pyralidae). 26. A new genus and three new species of Microlepidoptera (Pyralidae and Gracillariidae) associated with Carapa, Cedrela and Swietenia in Costa Rica. - Turrialba 24(3):332–335. 335
Meliaceae Cedrela odorata Costa Rica Becker, V. O. 1974. Studies on the shootborer Hypsipyla grandella (Zeller) (Lep.,Pyralidae). 26. A new genus and three new species of Microlepidoptera (Pyralidae and Gracillariidae) associated with Carapa, Cedrela and Swietenia in Costa Rica. - Turrialba 24(3):332–335. 335
Meliaceae Cedrela tonduzii Costa Rica Becker, V. O. 1974. Studies on the shootborer Hypsipyla grandella (Zeller) (Lep.,Pyralidae). 26. A new genus and three new species of Microlepidoptera (Pyralidae and Gracillariidae) associated with Carapa, Cedrela and Swietenia in Costa Rica. - Turrialba 24(3):332–335. 335
Meliaceae Swietenia macrophylla Costa Rica Becker, V. O. 1974. Studies on the shootborer Hypsipyla grandella (Zeller) (Lep.,Pyralidae). 26. A new genus and three new species of Microlepidoptera (Pyralidae and Gracillariidae) associated with Carapa, Cedrela and Swietenia in Costa Rica. - Turrialba 24(3):332–335. 335
Meliaceae Swietenia mahagoni Costa Rica Becker, V. O. 1974. Studies on the shootborer Hypsipyla grandella (Zeller) (Lep.,Pyralidae). 26. A new genus and three new species of Microlepidoptera (Pyralidae and Gracillariidae) associated with Carapa, Cedrela and Swietenia in Costa Rica. - Turrialba 24(3):332–335. 335