Stonis, Jonas R., Remeikis, Andrius, Diskus, Arunas, Davis, Donald R., and Solis, M. Alma. 2020. "American Tischeriidae (Lepidoptera) from the Collection of the National Museum of Natural History, Washington Dc." Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 122 (2):482-505. https://doi.org/10.4289/0013-8722.214.171.1242
We examine five Tischeriidae species from the collection of the National Museum of Natural History (USNM), Washington, D.C. We discovered among the holdings and describe two new species from Arizona, U.S.A: Astrotischeria bucera Remeikis and Stonis, new species and Astrotischeria tucsonica Remeikis and Stonis, new species. Host plants of both species are unknown. All specimens available for the study were collected at light by R. S. Wielgus in 1990. The new taxa are illustrated with photographs of the adults and their genitalia. Additionally, we provide the first photographic documentation of Astrotischeria omissa (Braun, 1927) (feeding on Althaea L., Malvaceae), A. heliopsisella (Chambers, 1875) (feeding on Ambrosia L. and Heliopsis Pers., Asteraceae), and C. confusa (Braun, 1972) (feeding on Fragaria L., Rosaceae). Another Fragaria-feeding tischeriid species, Tischeria inexpectata Braun, 1972, is synonymized with Coptotriche confusa. We briefly discuss the Malvaceae-feeding Astrotischeria Puplesis and Digkus, and discovery of a modified, hitherto undocumented ovipositor of A. bucera and A. omissa, a novel character for the family Tischeriidae.