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Triaxomera baldensis Petersen, 1983

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Triaxomera baldensis Petersen, 1983
Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:


: Trentino, Monte Baldo, Bocca di Navene, 1500 m, 1971.06, leg. Karl Burmann, coll. Michael Kurz      
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view

Description of adults: Examined: 1 . Forewing length: 7.2 mm. Vestiture of hair-like scales on the head distant, beige to brownish; labial palpi short, downwardly directed, divergent, 2nd segment somewhat distantly scaled, dark grey-brown, shining; terminal segment smoothly scaled, inwardly dark grey-brown, outside beige; antennae ringed light-dark, more than 1/2 of forewing length (broken), ciliated; cilia somewhat longer than width of flagellum; forewings dark grey-brown, bronzy golden shining, with yellowish-white markings: Two larger, irregular, partly brownish mottled spots at costa at about 2/5 and 4/5, both reaching across about 1/3 of wing width; two similar, more triangular spots at inner margin at about 1/4 and slightly more than 1/2, nearly of same size and also brownish mottled; small yellowish-white spots near basis at costa and at apex; fringe proximally dark grey-brown, distally yellowish-white, transsected dark grey-brown, shining; hindwings grey-brown with intensive coppery glance; fringe likewise; underside grey-brown, intensively coppery shining, forewing with yellowish-white, indistinct small spots at discus and at nearly 9/10 at costa; inner margin also indistinctly yellowish-white; fringe like on upperside; legs down to tibiae grey-brown, tibiae and tarsi grey-brown, ringed beige, intensively shining; foretibia with epiphysis (?); midtibia with a pair of spurs of unequal length at distal end; hindtibia with a long tuft of hair-like scales and a pair of spurs of unequal length each at about 0.45 of tibial length and at distal end.



Although having similar markings, the yellowish-white markings are much less contrasting to the dark grey-brown ground colour than the shining white markings to the nearly black ground colour in Triaxomera fulvimitrella (Sodoffsky, 1830).

Worth knowing:


Petersen, G. 1983. Revision der Gattung Triaxomera Zagulajev mit Bemerkungen zur Phylogenie der Nemapogoninae (Lepidoptera, Tineidae). Entomologische Abhandlungen Staatliches Museum für Tierkunde in Dresden 46 (9): 177-196.

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2012.08.26
Kurz Michael: 2014.06.17
not reviewed