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Elachistinae sp. (Mallorca)

(zoological nomenclature: nomen nudum, not available)

Habit:

   
: Balearic Islands, Mallorca, Coll de Reis near Sa Calobra, 2014.03.05, e.l., leg. Puchmayr, Kurz, coll. Michael Kurz : Balearic Islands, Mallorca, Coll de Reis near Sa Calobra, 2014.03.05, e.l., leg. Puchmayr, Kurz, coll. Michael Kurz    
Picture from: Kurz Michael
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Picture from: Kurz Michael
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Description of adults: Examined: 1 , 1 . Forewing length: 3.4 mm, 3.4 mm.
. Head smoothly scaled with broad scales, ochreous-brown; labial palpi short, straight, diverging ahead and downwards; base of antenna with several long bristles; antennae about 3/5 of forewing lenght, uniformly dark; thorax and tegulae ochreous-brown; forewings ochreous-brown, tips of scales black-brown; base of costa ochreous, distally blackish to about 1/3 of forewing length; at about 2/5 an indistinct, whitish cross-fascia; another whitish, very indistinct cross fascia inwardly oblique from costa to inner margin at about 4/5; fringe ochreous-brown, at apex with blackish tips; hindwings grey; legs ochreous and dark brown spotted.
. Head, thorax and tegulae dirty whitish; antennae ringed black and white, slightly more than 1/2 of forewing length; base of forewing dirty whitish; forewing otherwise black-brown with two distinctly bordered, broad white cross-fasciae at about 2/5 and 4/5, the distal fascia slightly inwardly oblique from costa to inner margin and constricted near inner margin; fringe dirty whitish from apex along outer margin, inner row of scales with black tips; on dorsum, fringe black with dirty white basis; hindwings brown-grey; legs spotted black and white.

Distribution:

Stages in development:

Larva. The larvae feed in hardly visible blotch-mines in the leafes of an unidentified plant (Phlomis italica or Cistus sp. ?), which are thickly covered with star-like hairs. Pupation takes place outside the mine in an oval cocoon spun from these hairs.

Anatomy:

     
-genitalia, prep.-no 1063, M. Kurz: Balearic Islands, Mallorca, Coll de Reis near Sa Calobra, 2014.03.05 e.l., leg. Puchmayr, Kurz, coll. Michael Kurz      
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
     

Worth knowing:

Publication data:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2014.12.23
Kurz Michael: 2015.01.18
not reviewed

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