Chileoptilia yaroella Vargas & Landry, 2005

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SUBFAMILY Ornixolinae
GENUSChileoptilia
SPECIES yaroella
AUTHORVargas & Landry, 2005
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONChileoptilia yaroella Vargas & Landry, n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITYChile, I Región, Chaca, vii.2003, leg. H.A. Vargas.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: -20°17'0" Longitude: -69°20'0"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, MHNG ENTO 00011906, MHNG; Paratypes 15♂ and 14♀, genitalia slides MHNG 2749, BL 1562, BL 1563, BMNH, MHNG, IDEA, MNNC, and USNM.
STATUSSpecies
PUBLICATION Vargas, H. A. & Landry, B. 2005. A new genus and species of Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera) feeding on flowers of Acacia macracantha Willd. (Mimosaceae) in Chile. - Acta Entomologica Chilena 29(1):47–57.
PAGINATION 51–54, figs. 1–19
DNA VOUCHERS GRPAL480-11, BIOUG07446-A08
GENBANK
  • KF460891 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
Chile   Vargas, H. A. & Landry, B. 2005. A new genus and species of Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera) feeding on flowers of Acacia macracantha Willd. (Mimosaceae) in Chile. - Acta Entomologica Chilena 29(1):47–57. 56

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION PAGE
Fabaceae Acacia macracantha Chile Vargas, H. A. & Landry, B. 2005. A new genus and species of Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera) feeding on flowers of Acacia macracantha Willd. (Mimosaceae) in Chile. - Acta Entomologica Chilena 29(1):47–57. 56
*   Larva lives inside the flowers of the host plant, moving from one flower to the other. No mining stage was observed. (Vargas & Landry 2005: 56).