Acrocercops serrigera Meyrick, 1915

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SUBFAMILY Acrocercopinae
GENUSAcrocercops
SPECIES serrigera
AUTHORMeyrick, 1915
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONAcrocercops serrigera, n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITYPeru, Lima, 500 ft, viii.1914, leg. Parish.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: -12°2'46" Longitude: -77°2'34"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Lectotype ♂, BMNH, genitalia slide BMNH 31204♂, designated by Landry (2006: 442, fig. 28), BMNH; in original description 34 syntypes (♂ and ♀) were mentioned, 12 of these as Paralectotypes in BMNH.
STATUSSpecies
PUBLICATION Meyrick, E. 1915c. Descriptions of South American Micro-Lepidoptera. - Transactions of the Entomological Society of London (2):201–256.
PAGINATION 232 Bhl
GENBANK
  • JX567743 Vargas, H. A., Vargas-Ortiz, M., Huanca-Mamani, W. & Bobadilla, D. 2013 :113
  • JX567744 Vargas, H. A., Vargas-Ortiz, M., Huanca-Mamani, W. & Bobadilla, D. 2013 :113
  • JX567745 Vargas, H. A., Vargas-Ortiz, M., Huanca-Mamani, W. & Bobadilla, D. 2013 :113
  • JX567746 Vargas, H. A., Vargas-Ortiz, M., Huanca-Mamani, W. & Bobadilla, D. 2013 :113
  • JX567747 Vargas, H. A., Vargas-Ortiz, M., Huanca-Mamani, W. & Bobadilla, D. 2013 :113

Species pictures

Subspecies

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
galapagosensis Landry, 2006 Subspecies

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Chile   Vargas, H. A., Vargas-Ortiz, M., Huanca-Mamani, W. & Bobadilla, D. 2013. First record of Acrocercops serrigera serrigera Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) from Chile. - Neotropical Entomology 42:112–114. 112
Ecuador   Meyrick, E. 1915c. Descriptions of South American Micro-Lepidoptera. - Transactions of the Entomological Society of London (2):201–256. 232
Ecuador Galápagos Islands Landry, B. 2006. The Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera, Gracillarioideae) of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, with notes on some of their relatives. - Revue suisse de Zoologie 113(3):437–485. 445
Peru   Meyrick, E. 1915c. Descriptions of South American Micro-Lepidoptera. - Transactions of the Entomological Society of London (2):201–256. 232

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATION PAGE
Malvaceae Malva nicaeensis Chile Vargas, H. A., Vargas-Ortiz, M., Huanca-Mamani, W. & Bobadilla, D. 2013. First record of Acrocercops serrigera serrigera Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) from Chile. - Neotropical Entomology 42:112–114. 113
Malvaceae Waltheria ovata Chile Vargas, H. A., Vargas-Ortiz, M., Huanca-Mamani, W. & Bobadilla, D. 2013. First record of Acrocercops serrigera serrigera Meyrick (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) from Chile. - Neotropical Entomology 42:112–114. 113

*   The larvae leave the mine to construct a pupal chamber after completing feeding activity (Vargas et al. 2013: 113).