Acrocercops gossypii Vári, 1961

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SUBFAMILY Acrocercopinae
GENUSAcrocercops
SPECIES gossypii
AUTHORVári, 1961
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONAcrocercops gossypii spec. nov.
TYPE LOCALITYSouth Africa, Transvaal [Mpumalanga], Barberton.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, genitalia slide G7656♂, TMSA; Allotype ♀, genitalia slide G7654♀, TMSA; Paratypes 18♂ and 10♀, genitalia slides G6635, G6636, G6642, TMSA, ZMHB.
STATUSSpecies
PUBLICATION Vári, L. 1955. South African Lepidoptera 1. Descriptions of new leafmining Tineina. - Annals of the Transvaal Museum 22(3):331–351.
PAGINATION 158–159; pl. 17, fig. 6; pl. 35, fig. 5; pl. 62, fig. 5; pl. 99, fig. 1

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
South Africa Mpumalanga Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 159
South Africa North-West Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 159
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 159

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION PAGE
Malvaceae Gossypium herbaceum South Africa Vári, L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. Vol. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:238 pp. 112 pls. 159
*   A large, irregular, transparent blotch-mine, with yellowish-brown discolorations and whitish margin.

*   Data of Gossypium hirsutum taken from the label under a specimen in TMSA.