Phthorimaea operculella (Zeller, 1873)

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FAMILY Gelechiidae
SUBFAMILY Gelechiinae
GENUS Phthorimaea
SPECIES operculella
AUTHOR(Zeller, 1873)
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONGelechia (? Bryotropha) operculella n. sp.
TYPE LOCALITYU.S.A., Texas, leg. Boll, Belfrage.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Syntypes 4♂, CMCZ, MNWU.
STATUS Species
COMMENTTransferred to Phthorimaea by Meyrick (1902: 103).
PUBLICATION Zeller P. C. 1873. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Mikrolepidopteren. Zweite Abtheilung. - Verhandlungen der kaiserlich-königlichen zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 23:201–334.
PAGINATION 262–263, fig. 17; pl. 3 Bhl

Synonyms

NAME AUTHOR STATUS
piscipellis (Zeller, 1873) Synonym of species
sedata (Butler, 1880) Synonym of species
solanella (Boisduval, 1874) Synonym of species
tabacella (Ragonot, 1879) Synonym of species
terrella (Walker, 1864) Synonym of species

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
Cape Verde   Báez M. & García A. 2005. Lepidoptera. – In: Arechavaleta M., Zurita N., Marrero M. C. & Martín J. L. (eds). Lista preliminar de especies silvestres de Cabo Verde (hongos, plantas y animales terrestres). - — :1–155; chapter pagination 87–90. 87
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the   Ghesquière J. 1931. Sur l'importance économique et la bionomie de deux pyraustines nouvelles pour le Congo belge Leucinodes orbonalis Guen. et Pimelephila ghesquieri Tams. - Bulletin de la Société entomologique de France 71(6–8):131–138. 132
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Orientale Ghesquière J. 1940a. Lépidoptères Microlépidoptères (première partie). - Annales du Musée du Congo belge, Zoologie [3, Arthropodes] section 2, Catalogues raisonnés Sér. III (II) 7(1):1–120, pls i–v. 51
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Katanga Ghesquière J. 1940a. Lépidoptères Microlépidoptères (première partie). - Annales du Musée du Congo belge, Zoologie [3, Arthropodes] section 2, Catalogues raisonnés Sér. III (II) 7(1):1–120, pls i–v. 51
Réunion   Martiré D. & Rochat J. 2008. Les papillons de La Réunion et leurs chenilles. - — :1–496. 477
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Ascension Robinson G. S. & Kirke C. M. S. 1990. Lepidoptera of Ascension Island – a review. - Journal of Natural History 24(1):119–135. 125
Saudi Arabia   Povolný D. 1980. Insects of Saudi Arabia. Lepidoptera: Fam. Gelechiidae: Tribus Gnorimoschemini. - Fauna of Saudi Arabia 2:241–251. 243
Seychelles Silhouette Gerlach J. & Matyot P. 2006. Lepidoptera of the Seychelles islands. - — :1–130, 32 pls.. 30
Seychelles Mahé Meyrick E. 1911e. Tortricina and Tineina. Results of the Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905. - Transactions of the Linnean Society of London (2) 14(3):263–307. 273 (introduced)
South Africa Gauteng Meyrick E. 1908b. Descriptions of African Micro-Lepidoptera. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 47:716–756. 726

Notes:  Native to Bolivia, presently almost cosmopolitan (Picker & Griffiths 2011: 121).

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Brassicaceae Brassica oleracea   Gerlach J. & Matyot P. 2006. Lepidoptera of the Seychelles islands. - — :1–130, 32 pls.. 30
Myrtaceae Eugenia sp.   Gerlach J. & Matyot P. 2006. Lepidoptera of the Seychelles islands. - — :1–130, 32 pls.. 30
Rubiaceae Coffea sp.   Gerlach J. & Matyot P. 2006. Lepidoptera of the Seychelles islands. - — :1–130, 32 pls.. 30
Solanaceae Datura sp.   Gerlach J. & Matyot P. 2006. Lepidoptera of the Seychelles islands. - — :1–130, 32 pls.. 30
Solanaceae Capsicum sp.   Gerlach J. & Matyot P. 2006. Lepidoptera of the Seychelles islands. - — :1–130, 32 pls.. 30
Typhaceae Typha sp.   Gerlach J. & Matyot P. 2006. Lepidoptera of the Seychelles islands. - — :1–130, 32 pls.. 30
Solanaceae Solanum tuberosum South Africa Meyrick E. 1908b. Descriptions of African Micro-Lepidoptera. - Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 47:716–756. 726
Solanaceae Solanum americanum Congo, DR Ghesquière J. 1940c. Quelques microlépidoptères gelechiadae congolais. - Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines 34(1):101–108. 101
Solanaceae Nicotiana tabacum South Africa Prinsloo G. L. & Uys V. M. (Eds.) 2015. Insects of cultivated plants and natural pastures in Southern Africa. - — :i–xiv, 1–785. 311
Ericaceae Vaccinium sp. South Africa Prinsloo G. L. & Uys V. M. (Eds.) 2015. Insects of cultivated plants and natural pastures in Southern Africa. - — :i–xiv, 1–785. 440

Species Parasitoids

FAMILYSPECIESCOUNTRYPUBLICATION
Braconidae Apanteles subandinus South Africa Prinsloo G. L. & Uys V. M. (Eds.) 2015. Insects of cultivated plants and natural pastures in Southern Africa. - — :i–xiv, 1–785.
Encyrtidae Copidosema koehleri South Africa Prinsloo G. L. & Uys V. M. (Eds.) 2015. Insects of cultivated plants and natural pastures in Southern Africa. - — :i–xiv, 1–785.
Ichneumonidae Diadegma insulare   Rousse P. & Villemant C. 2012. Ichneumons in Reunion Island: a catalogue of the local Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) species, including 15 new taxa and a key to species. - Zootaxa 3278:1–57.
Ichneumonidae Diadegma molipla   Rousse P. & Villemant C. 2012. Ichneumons in Reunion Island: a catalogue of the local Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) species, including 15 new taxa and a key to species. - Zootaxa 3278:1–57.
Ichneumonidae Temelucha minuta   Rousse P. & Villemant C. 2012. Ichneumons in Reunion Island: a catalogue of the local Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) species, including 15 new taxa and a key to species. - Zootaxa 3278:1–57.
Ichneumonidae Trathala flavoorbitalis   Rousse P. & Villemant C. 2012. Ichneumons in Reunion Island: a catalogue of the local Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) species, including 15 new taxa and a key to species. - Zootaxa 3278:1–57.
Ichneumonidae Venturia canescens   Rousse P. & Villemant C. 2012. Ichneumons in Reunion Island: a catalogue of the local Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) species, including 15 new taxa and a key to species. - Zootaxa 3278:1–57.