Phyllocnistis tropaeolicola Kawahara, Nishida & Davis, 2009

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SUBFAMILY Phyllocnistinae
GENUSPhyllocnistis
SPECIES tropaeolicola
AUTHORKawahara, Nishida & Davis, 2009
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONPhyllocnistis tropaeolicola Kawahara, Nishida & Davis, sp. n.
TYPE LOCALITYCosta Rica, Prov. Cartago, Cerro de la Muerte, Villa Mills, 3100 m, emerged 13.iii.2003 from Tropaeolum emarginatum, K. Nishida.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: 9°34'0" Longitude: -83°45'0"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, USNM; Paratypes 1 prepupa, 1 pupa, 6♂ and 4♀, genitalia slide USNM 33280–33282, 33285, USNM, UCR, INBIO.
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 20–28, figs. 2C, 6A–E, 9A–L, 12A–H

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
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. 24

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION PAGE
Tropaeolaceae Tropaeolum emarginatum 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. 28