Coleophora presbytica Meyrick, 1921

Baldizzone, Giorgio & Van Der Wolf, Hugo W., 2020, On the taxonomy of Afrotropical Coleophoridae (III). New or little known species from Central and Oriental Africa (Lepidoptera, Coleophoridae), Zootaxa 4763 (2), pp. 151-174: 154

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Coleophora presbytica Meyrick, 1921


Coleophora presbytica Meyrick, 1921  

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Literature: Meyrick, 1921: 120 (description); Baldizzone et al., 2006 (World Catalogue); Baldizzone & van der Wolf, 2011 (lectotype, genitalia ♂ and ♀).

Material examined: 1 ♀ ( GP Wf 19347) “ Congo Dem. Rep. | Bas-Congo, 320 m | Nat. Res. Luki-Mayumbe | 05°27’S 13°05’E | 29.III.2006 | leg. J. De Prins”, coll. RMCA.

Bionomy: The early stages and the foodplant are not known.

Distribution: Previously known from South Africa and Namibia. New for the Congo and Central Africa.


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Royal Museum for Central Africa