Phyllonorycter loxozona (Meyrick, 1936)

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FAMILY Gracillariidae
SUBFAMILY Lithocolletinae
GENUS Phyllonorycter
SPECIES loxozona
AUTHOR(Meyrick, 1936)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONLithocolletis loxozona, n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITYUganda, Busunju, e.l. x from larvae mining at base of leaf of Dombeya emarginata, leg. T. H. C. Taylor.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♀, genitalia slide 6110♀, BMNH; Paratypes 2♂, BMNH. In the original description, E. Meyrick mentioned 5 specimens.
STATUS Species
COMMENTGenBank accession number AF477550 (Lopez-Vaamonde et al. 2003: 1818 as P. loxozana [sic]) is a misidentification of C. torridella.
PUBLICATION Meyrick E. 1936b. Exotic Microlepidoptera 5. - — 5(1-2):1-64.
PAGINATION 33

Species pictures

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
South Africa Gauteng De Prins J. & Kawahara A. Y. 2012. Systematics, revisionary taxonomy, and biodiversity of Afrotropical Lithocolletinae (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) - Zootaxa 3594:1-283. 119
South Africa North-West Vári L. 1961. South African Lepidoptera. I. Lithocolletidae. - Transvaal Museum Memoir 12:1-238, pls 1-112. 223
Uganda   Meyrick E. 1936b. Exotic Microlepidoptera 5. - — 5(1-2):1-64. 33

Notes:  The record of Kenya (Lopez-Vaamonde et al. 2003: 1818) refers to Cameraria torridella De Prins, 2012 (see J. De Prins & A. Kawahara 2012: 119).

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Malvaceae Dombeya bagshawei South Africa  
Malvaceae Dombeya emarginata Uganda Meyrick E. 1936b. Exotic Microlepidoptera 5. - — 5(1-2):1-64. 33
Malvaceae Dombeya rotundifolia South Africa  

*   A long, narrow gallery, mainly along the edge of the leaf; later on a gall-like swelling near the base of the disc. The record of Dombeya torrida (see Lopez-Vaamonde et al. 2003: 1818) refers to Cameraria torridella De Prins, 2012.