Phyllocnistis xylopiella Brito & Becker, 2017

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SUBFAMILY Phyllocnistinae
GENUSPhyllocnistis
SPECIES xylopiella
AUTHORBrito & Becker, 2017
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONPhyllocnistis xylopiella Brito & Becker, sp. nov.
TYPE LOCALITYBrazil, Planaltina, Federal District, Brasilia, 15°35’S 47°42’W, 1000 m, 6.vii.1978, leg. V.O. Becker.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: -15°35'0" Longitude: -47°42'0"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, genitalia slide GRPM 50-136♂, VOB; Paratypes 2♂, genitalia slide GRPM 50-137♂, and GRPM 50-138♂, VOB, 1♀, genitalia slide GRPM 50-139♀, acquisition number 57.703, VOB.
STATUSSpecies
PUBLICATION Brito, R., Lopez-Vaamonde, C., Gonçalves, G. L., Becker, V. O., Mielke, O. H. H. & Moreira, G. 2017. Taxonomic revision of Neotropical Phyllocnistis Zeller, 1848 (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), with descriptions of seven new species and host plant associations. - Zootaxa 4341(3):301–352.
PAGINATION 330–332, figs. 3AA, 4AA, 5, 6D, 6E, 6I, S1

Species Distribution

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Brazil   Brito, R., Lopez-Vaamonde, C., Gonçalves, G. L., Becker, V. O., Mielke, O. H. H. & Moreira, G. 2017. Taxonomic revision of Neotropical Phyllocnistis Zeller, 1848 (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), with descriptions of seven new species and host plant associations. - Zootaxa 4341(3):301–352. 330

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION PAGE
Annonaceae Xylopia aromatica Brazil Brito, R., Lopez-Vaamonde, C., Gonçalves, G. L., Becker, V. O., Mielke, O. H. H. & Moreira, G. 2017. Taxonomic revision of Neotropical Phyllocnistis Zeller, 1848 (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), with descriptions of seven new species and host plant associations. - Zootaxa 4341(3):301–352. 332
*   Mine serpentine on the adaxial leaf surface of the host plant. The cocoon is constructed in the final portion of the mine, causing wrinkling of the leaf (Brito et al. 2017b: 331).