Telamoptilia grewiae Liu, Wang & Li, 2015

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SUBFAMILY Acrocercopinae
GENUSTelamoptilia
SPECIES grewiae
AUTHORLiu, Wang & Li, 2015
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONTelamoptilia grewiae sp. n.
TYPE LOCALITYChina, Tianjin, Ji county, Mt. Baxian National Nature Reserve, 300–600 m, larva Grewia biloba 06.ix.2013, e. l. 09.iii.2014, leg. T. Liu
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: 117°33'0" Longitude: 40°11'0"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, NKUM; Paratypes 9♂, 7♀, genitalia slides LTT12255♀, LTT12256–7♂, LTT12261♂, LTT12555♀, LTT1255–7♂, LTT12561♂.
STATUSSpecies
PUBLICATION Liu, T., Wang, S. & Li, H. H. 2015. Description of Telamoptilia grewiae sp.n. and the consequences for the definition of the genera Telamoptilia and Spulerina (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae, Gracillariinae). - ZooKeys 479:121–133.
PAGINATION 123–133 Bhl

Species Distribution

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China Tiangin Liu, T., Wang, S. & Li, H. H. 2015. Description of Telamoptilia grewiae sp.n. and the consequences for the definition of the genera Telamoptilia and Spulerina (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae, Gracillariinae). - ZooKeys 479:121–133. 131

Host Plants

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Malvaceae Grewia biloba China Liu, T., Wang, S. & Li, H. H. 2015. Description of Telamoptilia grewiae sp.n. and the consequences for the definition of the genera Telamoptilia and Spulerina (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae, Gracillariinae). - ZooKeys 479:121–133.  
*   Mine is on the upper surface of the host plant leaf. The mine begins as an epidermal silvery curved white line which soon enlarges to a whitish blotch. As the larva develops the blotch usually incorporates the earlier linear mine.

*   The last instar larva vacates the mine for pupation by chewing a semicircular opening near the margin of the blotch.