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Research Project: Systematics of Moths Significant to Biodiversity, Quarantine, and Control, with a Focus on Invasive Species

Location: Systematic Entomology Laboratory

Title: Dishkeya gen. nov., a New-World endemic genus of leaf-mining Tischeriidae, transferred from Tischeria Zeller

item STONIS, JONAS - Lithuanian University Of Educational Sciences
item Solis, M Alma

Submitted to: Biologija
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/3/2020
Publication Date: 10/5/2020
Citation: Stonis, J.R., Solis, M.A. 2020. Dishkeya gen. nov., a New-World endemic genus of leaf-mining Tischeriidae, transferred from Tischeria Zeller. Biologija. 66(3):123-135.

Interpretive Summary: Trumpet moths have larvae that are leaf miners of wild and cultivated plants and therefore important as potential pests. They are among the least studied moth groups in the world. One new genus and species are described from the Western Hemisphere that was discovered feeding on the buckthorn family. Two previously described species are transferred to the new genus. They are illustrated with drawings and photographs of the adults, their genitalia, and leaf mines when available. This research will be useful to scientists interested in the biology and identity of leaf mining moths and their host plants.

Technical Abstract: We describe a new genus, Dishkeya Stonis, gen. nov., and a new species, Dishkeya gothica Diškus & Stonis, sp. nov., discovered feeding on Gouania lupuloides (L.) Urb., Rhamnaceae. We discuss the diagnostics of Tischeria Zeller and Dishkeya gen. nov.; the latter is characterized by absence of a juxta, presence of a pseudognathos, and a well-developed carinae of the phallus in the male genitalia. We newly combine Tischeria bifurcata Braun and Tischeria gouaniae Stonis & Diškus with Dishkeya, and designate the latter species as the type species of the new genus. All species treated in the paper are illustrated with drawings or photographs of the male genitalia.