Erechthias ascensionae Davis & Mendel, 2013

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FAMILY Tineidae
SUBFAMILY Erechthiinae
GENUS Erechthias
SPECIES ascensionae
AUTHORDavis & Mendel, 2013
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONErechthias ascensionae sp. n.
TYPE LOCALITY[Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha], Ascension Island, 04.ix.1958, leg. E. A. G. Duffey.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, BMNH; Paratuypes 6♂, genitalia slide 5854♂, wing slide 30835, BMNH, USNM.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Davis D. R. & Mendel H. 2013. The genus Erechthias Meyrick of Ascension Island, including discovery of a new brachypterous species (Lepidoptera, Tineidae). - ZooKeys 341:1-20.
PAGINATION 10-12, figs 5, 17, 24, 25

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Ascension Davis D. R. & Mendel H. 2013. The genus Erechthias Meyrick of Ascension Island, including discovery of a new brachypterous species (Lepidoptera, Tineidae). - ZooKeys 341:1-20. 11

Host Plants

Unknown

*   Most likely plant detritivorous or lichenivorous (see D. R. Davis & H. Mendel 2013: 11).