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A new genus and species of Elachistid moth (Lepidoptera, Elachistidae) reared on sugar-cane in Papua New Guinea

  • J. D. Bradley (a1)


An Elachistid moth whose larva mines leaves of sugar-cane in Papua New Guinea is described and named Eupneusta solena gen. et sp. n. The genus is differentiated from Dicranoctetes Braun, a New World genus which contains the Cuban species D. saccharella (Busck) whose larva is also a miner in leaves of sugar-cane. Descriptions of the larva and pupa are included, and special note is made of the highly developed spiracular processes of these stages.



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Braun, A. F. (1918). New genera and species of Lyonetiidae (Microlepidoptera).—Ent. News 29, 245251.
Braun, A. F. (1948). Elachistidae of North America (Microlepidoptera).—Mem. Am. ent. Soc. 13, 110 pp.
Busck, A. (1934). Microlepidoptera of Cuba.—Entomologica am. 13, 151203.
Clemens, J. B. (1864). North American Micro-lepidoptera.—Proc. ent. Soc. Philad. 2, 415430.


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