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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Superfamilia: Tortricoidea

Familia: Tortricidae
Subfamilia: Olethreutinae
Tribus: Grapholitini
Genus: Lusterala
Species: (1):
L. phaseolana

Lusterala J.W.Brown & Nishida, 2007

Type species: Lusterala phaseolana J.W.Brown & Nishida, 2007

Gender: masculine.

J.W.Brown & Nishida, 2007: A new gall-inducing tortricid (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Olethreutinae) on lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus: Fabaceae) from Costa Rica. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 109 (2): 265–276. full article: [1].

Lusterala is a monotypic, neotropical genus of tortix moths provisionally assigned to tribe Grapholitini of subfamily Olethreutinae, with Lusterala phaseolana as sole species.[2][1] Genus: and species were both described in 2007 by John Wesley Brown and Kenji Nishida.[2][1][3] The holotype is conserved at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.[1]

Behaviour and distribution

Lusterala phaseolana is known from Costa Rica.[2][1] Its larvae are gall-inductive on their host plant, lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus L.).[2]

Baixeras, J.; Brown, J. W. & Gilligan, T. M. "GENUS Lusterala". Online World Catalogue of the Tortricidae. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
Brown, John; Nishida, Kenji (1 April 2007). "A new gall-inducing tortricid (Lepidoptera : Tortricidae : Olethreutinae) on lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus; Fabaceae) from Costa Rica". Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 109. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
"LUSTERALA - Butterflies and Moths of the World". Retrieved 17 November 2019.

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