Phyllocnistis selene Brito & Moreira, 2017

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SUBFAMILY Phyllocnistinae
GENUSPhyllocnistis
SPECIES selene
AUTHORBrito & Moreira, 2017
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONPhyllocnstis selene 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°10’01”W, 900 m, 7.iii.2014, collected on Drimys angustifolia, leg. G.R.P. Moreira & R. Brito.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: -29°28'0" Longitude: -50°10'0"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, genitalia slide GRPM 50–121♂, acquisition number DZ 33.403, DZUP; Paratypes 2♂, 2♀: 1♂, genitalia slide GRPM 50–122♂, 1♀, ac. nrs DZ 33.413, DZ 33.423, DZUP, 1♂, genitalia slide GRPM 50–123♂, 1♀, ac. nrs 57.620, 57.621, MCTP.
STATUSSpecies
PUBLICATION Brito, R., Mielke, O. H. H., Gonçalves, G. L. & Moreira 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 43–49, Figs 2c,f, 3g–i, 14a–e, 15a–f, 16a–f, 17a–h, 18a–h
DNA VOUCHERS MISA015-16;
GENBANK
  • Genbank KY006929 Brito, R., Lopez-Vaamonde, C., Gonçalves, G. L., Becker, V. O., Mielke, O. H. H. & Moreira, G. 2017 :305

Species pictures

Species Distribution

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Brazil   Brito, R., Mielke, O. H. H., Gonçalves, G. L. & Moreira 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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Winteraceae Drimys angustifolia Brazil Brito, R., Mielke, O. H. H., Gonçalves, G. L. & Moreira 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 are transparent, serpentine shaped, followed by a brown trail of feces. Initially they are thin, increasing in width; corresponding paths may cross each other forming blotches (Brito et al. 2017a: early online).