Chrysaster ostensackenella (Fitch, 1859) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) New to Korea

국내 미기록종, 아까시나무가는나방, Chrysaster ostensackenella (나비목: 가는나방과)

  • Koo, Jun-Mo (Department of Plant Medicine, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Kim, Seulki (Department of Plant Medicine, Chungbuk National University) ;
  • Cho, Soowon (Department of Plant Medicine, Chungbuk National University)
  • 구준모 (충북대학교 식물의학과) ;
  • 김슬기 (충북대학교 식물의학과) ;
  • 조수원 (충북대학교 식물의학과)
  • Received : 2019.04.02
  • Accepted : 2019.08.23
  • Published : 2019.09.01


The genus Chrysaster Kumata is one of the members in Lithocolletinae of Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera: Gracillarioidea). Chrysaster hagicola Kumata, 1961 has been the only known species of the genus in Korea so far. In this study, we report another species, Chrysaster ostensackenella (Fitch, 1859) for the first time from Korea. The samples of C. ostensackenella were collected as larvae and adults on Robinia pseudoacacia L. (Fabales: Fabaceae). Diagnostic characteristics with a brief description are given, as well as, photographs of adults and genitalia of both sexes are provided. A further study on C. ostensackenella is strongly recommended, especially for the business of honey, as this species is recently known to be a serious pest on acacias (black locust) in China.


Gracillariidae;Lithocolletinae;Chrysaster ostensackenella;Korean fauna


Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea


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