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Crinopteryx familiella Peyerimhoff, 1871

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Crinopteryx familiella Peyerimhoff, 1871: 410.
Type locality: Southern France
Type: not designated. Type deposition unknown

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:
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Distribution:

The species is distributed from the Iberian peninsula to southern France and in Sicily (Karsholt & Nieukerken 2011).

Biology:

The imagines are on the wing in October, larvae can be found in December and January (Peyerimhoff 1871).

Stages in development:

Larva. The larva is whitish with brown head. It lives in a flat case, constructed from leaf pieces. Following Peyerimhoff (1871), it feeds on the underside of the leaves of Cistus salviifolius. Fullfed, it probably drops to the ground with its case and passes the hot summer in the ground.

Worth knowing:

Sources:

Karsholt, O. & E. J. van Nieukerken 2011. Crinopterygidae. In - Karsholt, O. & E. J. van Nieukerken (eds.). Lepidoptera, Moths. Fauna Europaea version 2.4., http://www.faunaeur.org [online 14 January 2013].
De Peyerimhoff, H. 1871. [without titel]. Mittheilungen der Schweizerischen Entomologischen Gesellschaft 3 (8): 409-414.

Publication data:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2020.05.04
not reviewed

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