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1 November 2017 First Report of the Genus Telamoptilia from the Western Hemisphere with Descriptions of Two New Species (Gracillariidae)
Donald R Davis, Mignon M. Davis
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The genus Telamoptilia (Acrocercopinae) is reported from the Western Hemisphere for the first time. Two new species, Telamoptilia hibiscivora, from the eastern United States, and T. pavoniae , from western Cuba, are described and illustrated. The larvae initially begin as serpentine leafminers and eventually form mostly full depth blotch leafmines on Malvaceae. Telamoptilia hibiscivora mines the leaves of Hibiscus moscheutos L. and the lavae of T. pavoniae mine Pavonia fructicosa (Mill.), Malvaceae.

Donald R Davis and Mignon M. Davis "First Report of the Genus Telamoptilia from the Western Hemisphere with Descriptions of Two New Species (Gracillariidae)," The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 71(4), 261-273, (1 November 2017). https://doi.org/10.18473/lepi.71i4.a8
Received: 11 February 2017; Accepted: 2 June 2017; Published: 1 November 2017
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Cuba
Hibiscus moscheutos
leafminer
North America
Pavonia fruticosa
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