Urticaceae-feeders from the family Tischeriidae: descriptions of two new species and new genus Paratischeria gen. nov.

Jonas R. Stonis, Arūnas Diškus, Brigita Paulavičiūtė, Alex K. Monro

Abstract


We describe a  new genus Paratischeria Diškus & Stonis, gen. nov. and present the first observations of Urticaceae-feeding Tischeriidae species in South America and two new Urticaceaefeeding species (Paratischeria fasciata sp. nov. and P. ferruginea Diškus & Stonis, sp. nov. from the Andes of Bolivia and Ecuador). Together with the  African P. urticicolella (Ghesquière) (comb. nov.) from Congo, they are attributed to the newly designated ferruginea species group.

Keywords


The Andes; leaf-mines; new genus; new species; Paratischeria; Phenax Wedd.; South America; Tischeriidae; Urticaceae

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.6001/biologija.v63i1.3470

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