Phyllonorycter incanella ( Walsingham, 1889 )

Eiseman, Charles S. & Davis, Donald R., 2020, Wrong side of the leaf: assigning some Lithocolletinae species (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) to their proper genera, Zootaxa 4751 (2), pp. 201-237: 217-218

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4751.2.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:7692DE47-FE0C-47CA-BF74-10302592AC5F

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3718123

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scientific name

Phyllonorycter incanella ( Walsingham, 1889 )
status

 

Phyllonorycter incanella ( Walsingham, 1889) 

( Figs. 38–39View FIGURES 38–39)

Lithocolletis incanella Walsingham 1889: 81  . Phyllonorycter incanella (Walsingham)  — Davis 1983: 10.

Leaf mine. On the upper or (apparently infrequently) lower leaf surface.

Hosts. Betulaceae  : Alnus incana  (L.) Moench, A. rhombifolia Nutt.  , A. rubra Bong. 

Distribution. Canada: BC; USA: AZ, CA.

Review. Walsingham (1889) described this species from specimens reared from underside mines on Alnus incana  collected in Colusa Co., California ( Figs. 38–39View FIGURES 38–39), along with caught specimens from Shasta Co. Braun (1908) reared a large series from Alnus in Alameda Co.  , “where the mines are very common on the upperside of the leaf, but appear very rarely on the lower side.” Deschka (1982) found only upper-surface mines on A. rhombifolia  and Alnus  sp. in San Bernardino Co. and Kings Canyon, California, and in the Santa Catalina Mountains in Arizona. Brower (1984) reported specimens reared from oak and Alnus  in Maine; these records require confirmation. Gates et al. (2002) reported “ Phyllonorycter incana (Walsm.)  ” from upper-surface blotch mines on A. rubra  in California. They also listed P. incanella  as forming upper-surface serpentine/blotch mines on Frangula californica (Eschsch.) A. Gray  ( Rhamnaceae  ), a doubtful record given the unrelated hostplant. Pohl et al. (2015, 2018) listed P. incanella  as occurring in British Columbia.

Comments. The type series emerged in July from mines collected in late June. Deschka (1982) collected mines between 15 and 26 July, with adults emerging from 18 July to 9 August.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Gracillariidae

Genus

Phyllonorycter

Loc

Phyllonorycter incanella ( Walsingham, 1889 )

Eiseman, Charles S. & Davis, Donald R. 2020
2020
Loc

Lithocolletis incanella

Davis, D. R. 1983: 10
Walsingham, Lord & de Grey, T. 1889: 81