Parafomoria fumanae sp. n., a new stem miner on Fumana procumbens (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2005
Authors:A. Laštůvka, Laštůvka Z.
Journal:Acta Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis
Date Published:2005-03
Keywords:Cistaceae, Croatia, Czechia, France, Fumana, Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae, Parafomoria cistivora, Parafomoria fumanae, Parafomoria halimivora, Parafomoria helianthemella, Parafomoria ladaniphila, Parafomoria liguricella, Parafomoria pseudocistivora, Slovakia, Spain, stem-miner

Parafomoria fumanae sp. n. is described from southern France. The new species is similar to Parafomoria ladaniphila (Mendes, 1910), but very close to P. cistivora (Peyerimhoff, 1871) and P. helianthemella (Herrich-Schaeffer, 1860) after its genital morphology. It differs especially by the characters on valvae, tegumen, uncus and aedeagus. Its larva is a stem miner of Fumana procumbens (Dunal) Gr. et Godr., the species is the first stem miner in the genus Parafomoria van Nieukerken, 1983.

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