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Megalorhipida leucodactyla (Fabricius) (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae): first distribution record from Chile and new host plant record

Megalorhipida leucodactyla (Fabricius, 1794) (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae): primer registro de distribución para Chile y nuevo registro de planta hospedera

The presence of Megalorhipida leucodactyla (Fabricius) (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae) in Chile is reported for the first time from the Azapa valley, northern Chile. In this locality, some immature stages of M. leucodactyla were found to be associated with Tessaria absinthioides (Hook. & Arn.) DC., Asteraceae, a new host plant record at the species, genus and family level for M. leucodactyla.

Pterophoroidea; biogeography; Neotropic; Asteraceae; microlepidoptera

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