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Notes on plant galls formed by lepidoptera in the transvaal south africa

Notes on plant galls formed by lepidoptera in the transvaal south africa

Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa 41(1): 45-50

ISSN/ISBN: 0013-8789

Five types of plant galls caused by 4 spp. of Lepidoptera are described. Three of the species belong to the Gelechioidea (2 spp. of Momphidae [Microcolona pantomima Meyrick and Pauroptila galenitis Meyrick] and 1 of Gelechiidae [Dactylethra siccifolii Walshingham]) while the 4th belongs to the Thyrididae (Pyraloidea) [Cecidothyrus pexa]. Three types of galls occur on Terminalia sericea (Combretaceae) 1 occurs on Combretum molle (Combretaceae) and 1 on Solanum panduraeforme (Solanaceae). Differences between populations in 1 spp., Microcolona pantomima, which causes 2 gall types, are discussed.

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