Porphyrosela minuta Clarke, 1953

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SUBFAMILY Lithocolletinae
GENUSPorphyrosela
SPECIES minuta
AUTHORClarke, 1953
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONPorphyrosela minuta, new species
TYPE LOCALITYArgentina, Buenos Aires, Tigre, i.1951.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, nr. 61476, USNM; Paratypes 4♀, USNM.
STATUSSpecies
PUBLICATION Clarke, J. F. G. 1953a. A new Porphyrosela from Argentina (Gracillariidae; Lepidoptera). - Acta Zoologica Lilloana 13:69–70.
PAGINATION 69–70
DNA VOUCHERS LNOUD830-12
GENBANK
  • Genbank KF808156 Lees, D. C., Kawahara, A. Y., Rougerie, R., Ohshima, I., Kawakita, A., Bouteleux, O. & Lopez-Vaamonde, C. 2014 :Suppl. Table 2

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Argentina   Bourquin, F. 1951. Cuatro notas sobre metamorfosis de Microlepidópteros. I. "Aristotelia perplexa" Clarke II. "Parastega hemisigna" Clarke III. "Porphyrosella sp." IV." Darlia praetexta" Clarke. - Acta Zoologica Lilloana 12:509–518, 4 pls. 513
United States, US Louisiana Eiseman, C. S., Feldman, T. S., LoPresti, E. & Palmer, M. W. 2017a. First North American records of Porphyrosela minuta Clarke (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), with notes on its native congener, P. desmodiella (Clemens). - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 119(1):18–23. 21
United States, US Oklahoma Eiseman, C. S., Feldman, T. S., LoPresti, E. & Palmer, M. W. 2017a. First North American records of Porphyrosela minuta Clarke (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), with notes on its native congener, P. desmodiella (Clemens). - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 119(1):18–23. 21
United States, US California Eiseman, C. S., Feldman, T. S., LoPresti, E. & Palmer, M. W. 2017a. First North American records of Porphyrosela minuta Clarke (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), with notes on its native congener, P. desmodiella (Clemens). - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 119(1):18–23. 22
United States, US North Carolina Eiseman, C. S., Feldman, T. S., LoPresti, E. & Palmer, M. W. 2017a. First North American records of Porphyrosela minuta Clarke (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), with notes on its native congener, P. desmodiella (Clemens). - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 119(1):18–23. 21
United States, US Maryland Eiseman, C. S., Feldman, T. S., LoPresti, E. & Palmer, M. W. 2017a. First North American records of Porphyrosela minuta Clarke (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), with notes on its native congener, P. desmodiella (Clemens). - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 119(1):18–23. 21
Uruguay   Biezanko, C. M., Ruffinelli, A. & Link, D. 1978. Catalogue of Lepidoptera of the Republic of Uruguay. - — :1-84. 56

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION PAGE
Fabaceae Trifolium repens Uruguay Bentancourt, C. M. & Scatoni, I. B. 2007. Morphology and biology of Porphyrosela minuta Clarke 1953 (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae, Lithocolletinae) in Uruguay. - Neotropical Entomology 36(4):514–519. 514
Fabaceae Trifolium sp. Argentina Bourquin, F. 1951. Cuatro notas sobre metamorfosis de Microlepidópteros. I. "Aristotelia perplexa" Clarke II. "Parastega hemisigna" Clarke III. "Porphyrosella sp." IV." Darlia praetexta" Clarke. - Acta Zoologica Lilloana 12:509–518, 4 pls. 513
*   Upper side of the leaves (Bentancourt & Scatoni 2007: 517). The mature mines of P. minuta are easily disntinguished by the wrinkled upper epidermis (Eiseman et al. 2017: 22).

Species Parasitoids

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION PAGE
Eulophidae Hemiptarsenus sp. U.S.A. Eiseman, C. S., Feldman, T. S., LoPresti, E. & Palmer, M. W. 2017a. First North American records of Porphyrosela minuta Clarke (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), with notes on its native congener, P. desmodiella (Clemens). - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 119(1):18–23. 22
Eulophidae Pnigalio coloni U.S.A. Eiseman, C. S., Feldman, T. S., LoPresti, E. & Palmer, M. W. 2017a. First North American records of Porphyrosela minuta Clarke (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), with notes on its native congener, P. desmodiella (Clemens). - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 119(1):18–23. 22
Eulophidae Sympiesis sericeicornis U.S.A. Eiseman, C. S., Feldman, T. S., LoPresti, E. & Palmer, M. W. 2017a. First North American records of Porphyrosela minuta Clarke (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), with notes on its native congener, P. desmodiella (Clemens). - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 119(1):18–23. 22