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Published: 2017-10-17

A new species of Marmara (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae: Marmarinae), with an Annotated List of Known Hostplants for the Genus

276 Old Wendell Rd., Northfield, MA 01360-9674, U.S.A.
Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, P.O. Box 37012 MRC 105, Washington, D.C. 20013-7012, U.S.A.
276 Old Wendell Rd., Northfield, MA 01360-9674, U.S.A.
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-3043, U.S.A.
Department of Plant Biology, Ecology and Evolution, 301 Physical Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078-3013, U.S.A.
Department of Natural and Life Sciences, St. Andrews University, a branch of Webber International University, 1700 Dogwood Mile, Laurinburg, NC 28352-5521, U.S.A.
Lepidoptera Ageniaspis Quadrastichus barkminer leafminer stem miner Viburnum

Abstract

Larvae of the New World gracillariid moth genus Marmara are primarily stem/bark miners, with some species mining in leaves or fruits. We describe a new species, M. viburnella Eiseman & Davis, which feeds on Viburnum, initially mining the leaves but completing development as a stem miner. The type series is from Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, with observations of leaf mines indicating the species is widespread in the eastern USA. Combining previously published data, our own observations, and other sources, we present a list of known Marmara hostplants, many of which represent undescribed species.

 

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How to Cite

EISEMAN, C. S., DAVIS, D. R., BLYTH, J. A., WAGNER, D. L., PALMER, M. W., & FELDMAN, T. S. (2017). A new species of <em>Marmara</em> (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae: Marmarinae), with an Annotated List of Known Hostplants for the Genus. Zootaxa, 4337(2), 198–222. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4337.2.2