Systematics of Phyllocnistis leaf-mining moths (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae) feeding on dogwood (Cornus spp.) in Northeast Asia, with the description of three new species

  title={Systematics of Phyllocnistis leaf-mining moths (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae) feeding on dogwood (Cornus spp.) in Northeast Asia, with the description of three new species},
  author={Natalia I. Kirichenko and Paolo Triberti and Shigeki Kobayashi and Toshiya Hirowatari and Camiel Doorenweerd and Issei Ohshima and Guo‐Hua Huang and Min Wang and Emmanuelle Magnoux and Carlos Lopez‐Vaamonde},
  pages={79 - 118}
During an ongoing DNA-barcoding campaign of the leaf-mining moths that feed on woody plants in Northeast Asia, four lineages of the genus Phyllocnistis (Gracillariidae, Phyllocnistinae) were discovered on dogwood (Cornus spp): P. cornella Ermolaev, 1987 on C. controversa Hemsl. [] Key Result in Japan (Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu), a second species on C. macrophylla in China (Yunnan) and a third on Siberian dogwood Cornus alba L. in Russia (Siberia).

New species of leaf-mining Phyllonorycter (LepidopteraGracillariidae) from Siberia feeding on Caragana (Fabaceae)

It is shown that morphologically and genetically, Phyllonorycterivani has affinity to the haasi species group, a West Palearctic group with asymmetrical male genitalia, and that DNA barcode data weakly supports the Fabaceae-feeding species groups.

Phyllocnistis furcata sp. nov.: a new species of leaf-miner associated with Baccharis (Asteraceae) from Southern Peru (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae)

A new leaf-mining species of Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera) is described from a dry Andean valley of southern Peru, and represents the fourth species of Phyllocnistis Zeller for Peru and first record from the south of Peru for the genus.

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.

Evaluating DNA Barcoding for Species Identification and Discovery in European Gracillariid Moths

The use of DNA barcodes as a tool for identification and species discovery in European gracillariids is explored and high congruence between morphology and barcodes is indicated with 91.3% of European species forming monophyletic clades that can be identified accurately using barcodes alone.

Oldest leaf mine trace fossil from East Asia provides insight into ancient nutritional flow in a plant–herbivore interaction

The Late Triassic saw a flourish of plant–arthropod interactions. By the Late Triassic, insects had developed all distinct strategies of herbivory, notably including some of the earliest occurrences

Contribution to the Microlepidoptera Fauna of the South of Krasnoyarsk Territory and the Republic of Khakassia

This paper provides a list of 125 species from 22 families of Microlepidoptera collected in the south of Krasnoyarsk Territory and in the Republic of Khakassia, with 63 species (50%) and 2 families recorded in the region for the first time, and 11 species from 6 families being new to Siberia.

Salicaceae-Feeding Leaf-Mining Insects in Siberia: Distribution, Trophic Specialization, and Pest Status

An overview of the leaf-mining insect community feeding on willows and poplars in Siberia and the most diverse on Salicaceae in Siberia, which displays 80% similarity to that in the European part of Russia and 71% to the Russian Far East.



Description of three new species of Phyllocnistis Zeller, 1848 (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), from the Atlantic Forest, south Brazil, with notes on natural history and phylogeny

Differences found in pupal characters and the colour pattern of the fasciae of adult fore wings were stable and thus used to delimit these new species, and for the first time, Begoniaceae is recorded as a host plant family for Gracillariidae.

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.


Although the two Phyllocnistis species are superficially very similar, there are some differences in the adults, pupae and larvae, and figures of both spocies are given on the external, venational and genitalia characters of the adult and the morphology of the larva and pupa.

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.

Phylogeny, classification and divergence times of pygmy leaf‐mining moths (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae): the earliest lepidopteran radiation on Angiosperms?

A molecular phylogeny based on eight gene fragments from 355 species, representing 20 out of 22 extant Nepticulidae genera, reveals that the diversification of NepticULidae could largely have been contemporaneous with their hosts, although some of the genera restricted to a single plant family appear to have begun to diversify before their hosts.

Biology and systematics of the New World Phyllocnistis Zeller leafminers of the avocado genus Persea (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae)

The unusual morphology of the pupae, particularly the frontal process of the head, is shown to be one of the most useful morphological sources of diagnostic characters for species identification of Phyllocnistis.

Systematics, host plants, and life histories of three new Phyllocnistis species from the central highlands of Costa Rica (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae, Phyllocnistinae).

All speci- mens were collected as larvae or pupae in their mines and reared in captivity and Parasitoid wasps were reared from P. drimiphaga and P. maxberryi.


Phyllocnistis breynilla sp, nov. Phyllocnisiis embeliella sp. nov. are described from the reared material obtained from Breynia fruiicosa (L.) Hook. f. (Euphorbiaceae) and Embelia lacta (L.) Mez.

Two species of Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera) new to China, and description of the pupal morphology of the genera Corythoxestis and Eumetriochroa

The subfamily Oecophyllembiinae (Gracillaridae) is reported from China for the first time and two species, Corythoxestis sunosei and Eumetriochroa hederae, are recorded from new host plants from Hunan, China.