Astrotischeria occidentalis (Braun, 1872)

Jonas R. Stonis, Arūnas Diškus, Fernando Carvalho Filho & Owen T. Lewis, 2018, American Asteraceae-feeding Astrotischeria species with a highly modified, three-lobed valva in the male genitalia (Lepidoptera, Tischeriidae), Zootaxa 4469 (1), pp. 1-69: 60

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4469.1.1

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Astrotischeria occidentalis (Braun, 1872)
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Astrotischeria occidentalis (Braun, 1872)  

( Figs. 13 View FIGURES 11–15 , 230–232 View FIGURES 230–232 , 233 View FIGURE 233 )

Tischeria occidentalis   BRAUN, 1872: 73–75

Astrotischeria occidentalis   (BRAUN); DIŠKUS & PUPLESIS (2003: 428).

Diagnosis. The species belongs to the Astrotischeria trilobata   group. The combination of the very slender and long lobes of uncus, and the unique dorsal lobes of valva in the male genitalia (see Fig. 13 View FIGURES 11–15 ) distinguishes A.occidentalis   from all other Astrotischeria   , including other members of the A. trilobata   group. The fact that it feeds on Aster also makes this species distinctive.

Male. Wingspan about 7–8 mm. For a description see Braun 1972: 73, 74.

Male genitalia ( Figs. 13 View FIGURES 11–15 , 230–232 View FIGURES 230–232 ). Desribed in Braun 1972: 74.

Female genitalia. Apophyses illustrated by Braun 1972: Fig. 137 View FIGURES 137–144 .

Bionomics. Host plant: Aster sp., Asteraceae   .

Distribution ( Fig. 233 View FIGURE 233 ). USA (Wyoming: Grand Teton National Park).