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Revista chilena de historia natural

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HEATH-OGDEN, T.  and  PARRA, LUIS E.. Taxonomy and biology of a new Oecophoridae (Lepidoptera) from central Chile. Rev. chil. hist. nat. [online]. 2001, vol.74, n.3, pp.533-538. ISSN 0716-078X.

The adult, larva, and pupa of Afdera jimenae Ogden & Parra sp. nov. are described and illustrated. Larvae live in leaf litter throughout all instars and are generalists feeding upon the fallen leaves of a number of different plant species of sclerophyllous forests. Comments on morphological details and bionomics of this species are given. This is the second species of Afdera know for Chile

Keywords : Afdera jimenae; biology; leaf litter; Oecophoridae; sclerophyllous forest; taxonomy.

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