Two species of Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera) new to China, and description of the pupal morphology of the genera Corythoxestis and Eumetriochroa

Shigeki Kobayashi, Guo Hua Huang, Toshiya Hirowatari

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Abstract

The subfamily Oecophyllembiinae (Gracillaridae) is reported from China for the first time. Two species, Corythoxestissunosei (Kumata, 1998) (host plant: Mussaenda esquirolii H. Lév. Rubiaceae) and Eumetriochroa hederae Kumata, 1998(host plant: Hedera nepalensis var. sinensis (Tobl.) Rehd., Araliaceae), are recorded from new host plants from Hunan, China. Pupae of the genera Corythoxestis and Eumetriochroa are described for the first time. We found three diagnostic differencesfrom other genera of Oecophyllembiinae and Phyllocnistis. Corythoxestis sunosei has a unique frontal process flanked by twolong processes with a pair of setae, and both C. sunosei and E. hederae have a cremaster with two pairs of caudal processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-32
Number of pages8
JournalZootaxa
Issue number2892
Publication statusPublished - May 26 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Gracillariidae
host plant
host plants
Lepidoptera
Hedera nepalensis
Phyllocnistis
China
Mussaenda
Araliaceae
Rubiaceae
pupa
pupae

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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Two species of Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera) new to China, and description of the pupal morphology of the genera Corythoxestis and Eumetriochroa. / Kobayashi, Shigeki; Huang, Guo Hua; Hirowatari, Toshiya.

In: Zootaxa, No. 2892, 26.05.2011, p. 25-32.

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