Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2007, 55, 95-110
Published online 2014-11-30

Southern European Phyllonorycter species mining Quercus, with two new species (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae)

Aleš Laštůvka1, Zdeněk Laštůvka2

1Slavíčkova 15, 796 01 Prostějov, Česká republika
2Ústav zoologie, rybářství, hydrobiologie a včelařství, Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Česká republika

A review of 14 species of the genus Phyllonorycter Hübner, 1822, mining Quercus in southern Europe, is presented with descriptions of two new species, viz. Phyllonorycter graecus sp. n. developing on Quercus ithaburensis Decne. subsp. macrolepis (Kotschy) Hedge & Yalt. from Peloponnisos, Greece, and P. gerfriedi sp. n. mining Quercus coccifera L. from Crete. Six new synonyms have been established: Phyllonorycter joviella (Constant, 1890) and P. anatolica (Deschka, 1970) of P. belotella (Staudinger, 1859), P. arkadiella Derra, 1985 of P. olympica Deschka, 1983, P. neli Buvat, 1996 of P. barbarella (Rebel, 1901), P. glaserorum (Deschka, 1969) of P. rebimbasi (Mendes, 1910), and P. sardiniensis (Amsel, 1939) of P. sublautella (Stainton, 1869). The lectotype of Lithocolletis belotella Staudinger, 1859 has been designated. Diagnostic characters with figures of all species, brief data on their biology and distribution are given with several new country records. The record of Phyllonorycter obtusifoliella Deschka, 1974 in Europe has been mentioned.


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