From east to west across the Palearctic: Phylogeography of the invasive lime leaf miner Phyllonorycter issikii (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) and discovery of a putative new cryptic species in East Asia

  title={From east to west across the Palearctic: Phylogeography of the invasive lime leaf miner Phyllonorycter issikii (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) and discovery of a putative new cryptic species in East Asia},
  author={Natalia I. Kirichenko and Paolo Triberti and Issei Ohshima and Julien M. Haran and Bong Kyu Byun and Houhun Li and Sylvie Augustin and Alain Roques and Carlos Lopez‐Vaamonde},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
Knowing the phylogeographic structure of invasive species is important for understanding the underlying processes of invasion. The micromoth Phyllonorycter issikii, whose larvae damage leaves of lime trees Tilia spp., was only known from East Asia. In the last three decades, it has been recorded in most of Europe, Western Russia and Siberia. We used the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) gene region to compare the genetic variability of P. issikii populations between these… 

Tracing the invasion of a leaf-mining moth in the Palearctic through DNA barcoding of historical herbaria

DNA barcoding of archival specimens revealed 32 haplotypes out of which 23 were novel (not known from modern populations) and found exclusively in East Asia and supports East Asia as the native region and the source area of invasion.

Phylogeographic structure in three North American tent caterpillar species (Lepidoptera: Lasiocampidae): Malacosoma americana, M. californica, and M. disstria

The present study uses sequence variation in the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase 1 (COI) gene to examine the population genetic structure of the three widespread Malacosoma species (M. americana, M. californica, and M. disstria).

The Hymenopterous Parasitoids of the Lime Leaf Miner Phyllonorycter issikii (Kumata) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) from Its Native and Invaded Regions in Asian Russia

The lime leaf miner Phyllonorycter issikii (Kumata) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) is an east Asian pest, which has recently distributed across the Palaearctic region and its parasitoids in the Russian Far East and western Siberia are provided.

Genetic divergence of isolated populations of the native micromoth Bucculatrix mirnae (Lepidoptera: Bucculatricidae) in the arid environments of Northern Chile

Results suggest that female migration between isolated populations of B. mirnae is absent, and the altitudinal gradient and desert areas among the three localities could be effective barriers, triggering genetic differentiation among populations.

Cryptic Diversity in the Monotypic Neotropical Micromoth Genus Angelabella (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) in the Peru-Chile Desert

It is suggested that Angelabella is not a monotypic genus, but harbors at least four morphologically cryptic allopatric species with restricted geographic ranges, including the type species and three candidate species.

Longer mtDNA Fragments Provide a Better Insight into the Genetic Diversity of the Sycamore Lace Bug, Corythucha ciliata (Say, 1832) (Tingidae, Hemiptera), Both in Its Native and Invaded Areas

The longer DNA fragment provided detailed information about the genetic structure of the species both in its native range and in the invaded areas, but the shorter DNA fragment could not provide a clear link between the genetic variation and the geographic origin.


The existence of two overlapping generations was determined and significant differences in the intensity of the attack between them were noticed, and the moth preferred T. cordata to T. tomentosa at both localities.

Description, natural history and genetic variation of Caloptilia guacanivora sp. nov. Vargas‐Ortiz & Vargas (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) in the Atacama Desert, Chile

A new species of Caloptilia from a relict, vulnerable ecotone in the transverse valleys of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile is described, indicating that the new species is monophyletic with a genetic distance of around 5% to the nearest congener.

Is there a host-associated molecular and morphological differentiation between sympatrically occurring individuals of the invasive leaf miner Cameraria ohridella?

C. ohridella appeared to be a good model for studying evolution toward a generalist invasive species, rather than HAD, and a star-like haplotype network and negative Tajima’s D support the genetic effect of bottleneck followed by population expansion.

Novel Data on the Taxonomic Diversity, Distribution, and Host Plants of Leafmining Moths of the Family Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera) in Siberia, Based on DNA Barcoding

A DNA barcoding study of Gracillariidae in Siberia, based on analysis of larvae and pupae collected from their leaf mines on woody plants, identified 41 species, of which three gracillariids were identified only to genus.



Out of the Black Sea: Phylogeography of the Invasive Killer Shrimp Dikerogammarus villosus across Europe

It is identified that sea level and salinity changes during Pleistocene impacted the species phylogeography in the Black Sea native region with four differentiated populations inhabiting, respectively, the Dnieper, Dniester, Danube deltas and Durungol liman.

Mitochondrial and microsatellite DNA markers reveal a Balkan origin for the highly invasive horse‐chestnut leaf miner Cameraria ohridella (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae)

Findings suggest that European populations of C. ohridella may indeed derive from the southern Balkans, and high haplotype diversity and low measures of nucleotide diversities including a significantly negative Tajima’s D indicate that C. Ohridella has experienced rapid population expansion during its dispersal across Europe.

Systematics and biology of some species of Micrurapteryx Spuler (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae) from the Holarctic Region, with re-description of M. caraganella (Hering) from Siberia

Members of this genetically divergent lineage of a gracillariid belonging to the genus Micrurapteryx were discovered in Siberia, whose larvae developed on Caragana Fabr.

Integrative taxonomy reveals a new species of Callisto (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae) in the Alps

A new gracillariid species from the south-eastern Alps is described that shows differences from its sister species Callisto coffeella in morphology, the barcode region of the cytochrome c oxidase I gene and the nuclear gene histone H3.

Parasitoids of the lime leaf miner Phyllonorycter issikii (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) recorded throughout the area it recently colonized

The results of rearing experiments throughout the area it has recently occupied, including the own study in Hungary are summarized, which lists 46 species of parasitoids recorded from P. issikii.

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The number of new records of aliens per year has increased exponentially since the 16 th century, but a signifi cant acceleration was observed since the second half of the 20 century, with an average of 19.6 alien species newly reported per year in Europe between 2000 and 2008.

Tracking origins of invasive herbivores through herbaria and archival DNA: the case of the horse‐chestnut leaf miner

It is revealed that herbarium collections across Europe indicate a Balkan origin for C ohridella, and archival sequences confirm an identity of the highly invasive horse-chestnut leaf-mining moth and set back its history in Europe by more than a century.


It is shown that the estimated level of cospeciation between leaf miners and their host plants is not greater than expected by chance, despite the physical intimacy of the association, and the pattern of host-plant use is far from random, with closely related Phyllonorycter species generally feeding on closely related plants.

Antispila oinophylla new species (Lepidoptera, Heliozelidae), a new North American grapevine leafminer invading Italian vineyards: taxonomy, DNA barcodes and life cycle

Wing pattern, genitalia, and DNA barcode data all confirm the conspecificity of native North American populations and Italian populations, and preliminary phylogenetic analyses suggest that Antispila is paraphyletic.

Genetic bottleneck in invasive species: the potato tuber moth adds to the list

It is found that the genetic homogenization in T. solanivora was among the strongest reported and discussed factors that can explain the success of invasive populations with low genetic diversity.