Caloptilia cataractias (Meyrick, 1921)

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FAMILY Gracillariidae
SUBFAMILY Gracillariinae
GENUS Caloptilia
SPECIES cataractias
AUTHOR(Meyrick, 1921)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONGracilaria [sic] cataractias n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITY[Zimbabwe], Rhodesia, Victoria Falls; Transvaal [South Africa, Gauteng], Rustenburg, i and iii, leg. A. J. T. Janse.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, genitalia slide G7217♂, TMSA; Metallotype ♀, genitalia slide G7197♀, TMSA.
STATUS Species
COMMENTConsidered by L. Vári (1961: 12) as a subspecies of Caloptilia prosticta (Meyrick, 1909).
PUBLICATION Meyrick E. 1921b. Descriptions of South African Micro-Lepidoptera. - Annals of the Transvaal Museum 8(2):49–148.
PAGINATION 122 Bhl

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Namibia   Triberti P. 2004. Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera, Gracillarioidea). – In: Mey, Z. (Ed.) The Lepidoptera of the Brandberg Massif in Namibia. - Esperiana Memoir 1:75–89. 78
South Africa Gauteng Vári L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:1–238, pls 1–112. 12
South Africa North-West Vári L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:1–238, pls 1–112. 12
South Africa Limpopo Vári L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:1–238, pls 1–112. 12
Zimbabwe   Meyrick E. 1921b. Descriptions of South African Micro-Lepidoptera. - Annals of the Transvaal Museum 8(2):49–148. 122

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Fabaceae Rhynchosia caribaea South Africa Vári L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:1–238, pls 1–112. 12

*   First part of the mine a narrow gallery on underside of leaf, second part a much wider gallery.