Five Species of the Subfamily Acrocercopinae (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) New to Korea

  • Kim, Da-Som (Basic Science Division, National Science Museum of Korea) ;
  • Oh, Jae-In (Department of Biological Science and Biotechnology, Hannam University) ;
  • Byun, Bong-Kyu (Department of Biological Science and Biotechnology, Hannam University)
  • Received : 2022.05.11
  • Accepted : 2022.06.24
  • Published : 2022.07.31


The subfamily Acrocercopinae, is a relatively large group with over 500 described species under 28 genera. In this study, five species of the subfamily Acrocercopinae, Acrocercops distylii Kumata and Kuroko, 1988, Borboryctis euryae Kumata and Kuroko, 1988, Deoptilia heptadeta (Meyrick, 1936), Gibbovalva magnoliae Kumata and Kuroko, 1988, and Psydrocercops wisteriae (Kuroko, 1982), are reported for the first time from Korea. Moreover, four genera, Borboryctis Kumata and Kuroko, Deoptilia Kumata and Kuroko, Gibbovalva Kumata and Kuroko, and Psydrocercops Kumata are reported as new to Korea. Adults and genitalia of all species are described and illustrated.



We thank Prof. Kyu-Tek Park (The Korean Academy of Science and Technology) for his preliminary work on the Korean Gracillariidae. We are also grateful to Prof. Yang-Seop Bae (Incheon National University); Dr. Neung-Ho Ahn (National Institute of Biological Resources); Dr. Gwan-Seok Lee (National Institute of Agricultural Sciences); and Dr. Bong-Woo Lee (Korea National Arboretum) for providing and granting access to examine specimens. The study was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)(grant number: NRF-2021R1I1A2059745), which was funded by the Government of Korea and Honam National Institute of Biological Resources(HNIBR)(grant number: HNIBR202101101).


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