oa African Entomology - Identification of the adults of Lepidoptera inhabiting Ravenelia macowaniana Pazschke (Uredinales) galls on Acacia karroo Hayne (Fabaceae) in southern Africa

Volume 6, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-3589



Diagnoses are provided for the 24 species of Lepidoptera recorded from galls induced by the rust fungus Ravenelia macowaniana pazschke on Acacia karroo Hayne. A key to, and illustrations of the adults of all species, and of the genitalia of species that cannot be identified on external morphology, are provided. Cryptoblabes gnidiella Milliere and Ptyonocera atrifusella Hampson (Pyralidae: Phycitinae) are recorded from southern Africa for the first time.

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