Phereoeca coprophaga Davis & Davis, 2020

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FAMILY Meessiidae
SUBFAMILY  
GENUS Phereoeca
SPECIES coprophaga
AUTHORDavis & Davis, 2020
ORIGINAL COMBINATIONPhereoeca coprophaga, new species
TYPE LOCALITYSouth Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, ca 15 km N of St. Lucia, Bats Sea cave, 28.ii.1978, leg. D. & M. Davis, B. Akerbergs.
GEOGRAPHICAL COORDINATES /
TYPE SPECIMEN(S) Holotype ♂, USNM; Paratypes 4♂, 2♀, genitalia slides D. R. Davis 34686♂, 34817♀, 34823♂, USNM.
STATUS Species
PUBLICATION Davis D. R. & Davis M. M. 2020. New species and records of moths from African caves (Lepidoptera: Tineidae). - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 122(3):577-594.
PAGINATION 581-583, figs 3, 9, 16-19, 30

Species Distribution

COUNTRY PROVINCE/STATE PUBLICATION PAGE
South Africa KwaZulu-Natal Davis D. R. & Davis M. M. 2020. New species and records of moths from African caves (Lepidoptera: Tineidae). - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 122(3):577-594. 582

Host Plants

FAMILY SPECIES COUNTRY PUBLICATIONPAGE
Undefined Undefined coprophagous South Africa Davis D. R. & Davis M. M. 2020. New species and records of moths from African caves (Lepidoptera: Tineidae). - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 122(3):577-594. 582

*   On bats guano (see D. R. Davis & M. M. Davis 2020: 582).