An overlooked and rare new gall-inducing micromoth from Brazil

A new species and genus of primitive micromoth from the Brazilian Pampa biome induces hardly noticeable galls on the stems of the Uruguayan pepper tree. In their turn, these galls attract various parasitoids and inquiline wasps. While free-living gall moths are generally rare, the studied genus pupates on the ground, resulting in its being overlooked for over a century. Now, it is formally described in the open-access journal ZooKeys.

An overlooked and rare new gall-inducing micromoth from Brazil

A new species and genus (Cecidonius pampeanus) of primitive monotrysian micromoth from the Brazilian Pampa biome has been recently discovered to induce scarcely noticeable galls under the swollen ...

Tue 5 Sep 17 from Phys.org

An overlooked and rare new gall-inducing micromoth from Brazil, Tue 5 Sep 17 from Eurekalert

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