Phyllonorycter melanosparta (Meyrick, 1912)

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FAMILY Gracillariidae
SUBFAMILY Lithocolletinae
GENUS Phyllonorycter
SPECIES melanosparta
AUTHOR(Meyrick, 1912)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONLithocolletis melanosparta, n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITY[South Africa, Mpumalanga], Transvaal, Barberton, 31.xii.1910, leg. A. J. T. Janse.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES Latitude: -25°47'9" Longitude: 31°22'12"
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♀, genitalia slide G7142♀, TMSA; Metallotype ♂, genitalia slide G6925♂, TMSA.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Meyrick E. 1912b. Exotic Microlepidoptera 1. - — 1(1–2):1–64.
PAGINATION 21 Bhl

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Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Kenya   De Prins J., Mozuraitis R., Lopez-Vaamonde C. & Rougerie R. 2009. Sex attractant, distribution and DNA barcodes for the Afrotropical leaf-mining moth Phyllonorycter melanosparta (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). - Zootaxa 2281:53–67. 60
South Africa Limpopo Vári L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:1–238, pls 1–112. 210
South Africa Gauteng Vári L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:1–238, pls 1–112. 210
South Africa Mpumalanga Meyrick E. 1912b. Exotic Microlepidoptera 1. - — 1(1–2):1–64. 21
South Africa North-West De Prins J. & Kawahara A. Y. 2012. Systematics, revisionary taxonomy, and biodiversity of Afrotropical Lithocolletinae (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) - Zootaxa 3594:1–283. 126
Zimbabwe   Vári L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:1–238, pls 1–112. 210

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Fabaceae Desmodium repandum    
Fabaceae Rhynchosia caribaea South Africa Vári L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:1–238, pls 1–112. 210
Fabaceae Flemingia grahamiana South Africa Vári L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:1–238, pls 1–112. 210
Fabaceae Vigna sp. South Africa Vári L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:1–238, pls 1–112. 210