Phyllocnistis phoebus Brito & Moreira, 2017

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SUBFAMILY Phyllocnistinae
GENUSPhyllocnistis
SPECIES phoebus
AUTHORBrito & Moreira, 2017
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONPhyllocnistis phoebus Brito & Moreira, sp. nov.
TYPE LOCALITYBrazil, Rio Grande do Sul state, São Francisco de Paula municipality, Centro de Pesquisas e Conservação da Natureza Pró Mata, 29°28'36”S 50°10'10”W, 900 m, 21-24.vi.2016, collected on Begonia fruticosa, leg. G.R.P. Moreira, R. Brito & J. Fochezato.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: -29°28'36" Longitude: -50°10'10"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, genitalia slide GRPM 50-118♂, DZUP; Paratypes 2♂, 2♀: 1♂, genitalia slide GRPM 50-119♂, 1♀, DZUP, 1♂, 1♀, genitalia slide GRPM 50-120♀, MCTP.
STATUSSpecies
PUBLICATION Brito, R., Mielke, O. H. H., Gonçalves, G. L. & Moreira G. R. P. 2019. Description of three new species of Phyllocnistis Zeller, 1848 (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) from the Atlantic Forest, South Brazil, with notes on natural history and phylogeny. - Austral Entomology 58:27-51.
PAGINATION 35-43, Figs 2b, e, 3d-f, 9a-e, 10a-f, 11a-f, 12a-h, 13a-h
DNA VOUCHERS MISA014-16, LMCI 263-22, LMCI 263-23, MISA014-16
GENBANK
  • KY006928 Brito, R., Lopez-Vaamonde, C., Gonçalves, G. L., Becker, V. O., Mielke, O. H. H. & Moreira, G. 2017 :305

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Species Distribution

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Brazil   Brito, R., Mielke, O. H. H., Gonçalves, G. L. & Moreira G. R. P. 2019. Description of three new species of Phyllocnistis Zeller, 1848 (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) from the Atlantic Forest, South Brazil, with notes on natural history and phylogeny. - Austral Entomology 58:27-51. early online

Host Plants

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Begoniaceae Begonia fruticosa Brazil Brito, R., Mielke, O. H. H., Gonçalves, G. L. & Moreira G. R. P. 2019. Description of three new species of Phyllocnistis Zeller, 1848 (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) from the Atlantic Forest, South Brazil, with notes on natural history and phylogeny. - Austral Entomology 58:27-51. early online

*   Mines have a serpentine shape and are found on the adaxial leaf surface. Frass granules are scattered in the mine. One larva was found in each leaf of host plant (Brito et al.: early online).