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Incurvaria triglavensis Hauder, 1912

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Incurvaria vetulella var. triglavensis Hauder, 1912: [123].
Type locality: Slovenia, Vosshütte
Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:
Incurvaria pallidilella Herrich-Schäffer, 1853: 67 (unavailable name, published in synonymy); 1851: pl. 45, fig. 312 (non-binomial)
Incurvaria vetulella ab. unicolor Rebel, 1904: 372. Unavailable infarsubspecific name.

Habit:

     
: Eastern Tyrol, Defereggen Mountains, Bannberger Alpe, 2000 m, 2004.07.28, leg. Helmut Deutsch, coll. Michael Kurz      
Picture from: Kurz Michael
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Description of adults: Examined: 2 . Forewing length: 8.0 - 8.6 mm. Head dark brown; vestiture of hair-like scales on the head distant, dark yellow; eyes black-brown, 0.3 mm in diameter; distance of eyes (frontally) about two times the diameter of an eye; maxillary and labial palpi of similar size, slightly distantly scaled, light brown; labial palpi directed ahead, about 0.5 mm long; antennae about 2/3 () of forewing length, dark brown, each segment with an irregular, light brown fan of scales; thorax and tegulae light brown; forewings light brown, heavily bronzy golden shining, with two yellowish-white spots at inner margin; the proximal spot at about 1/3, narrow triangulate, its tip nearly reaching center of wing; the distal spot close to tornus, only reaching across 1/10 of wing width, also triangulate, extending into fringe; fringe consisting of two rows of scales, proximal row light greyish-brown, distal row light brown, heavily bronzy golden shining; hindwings almost completely covered with lanceolate to moderately broad scales, light brownish-grey, bronzy golden shining; fringe similar in colouration; underside of wings similar to upperside, forewings more brownish, proximal spot almost completely missing, a yellowish-white, indistinct streak at discus; legs brown, heavily bronzy golden shining; foretibia with epiphysis; midtibia with a pair of spurs at distal end; hindtibia inflated, with a tuft of long hair-like scales and a pair of spurs each at about 0.6 of tibial length and at distal end; abdomen dark brown, with short, but dense cover of brown-grey scales, bronzy golden shining.

Distribution:

Confirmed records of I. triglavensis are known so far from the alpine regions of Austria, Italy and Slovenia, as well as from Bosnia (Huemer 1993, Karsholt & Nieukerken 2004). The identity of the specimens from the rest of the western Balkans and from Greece remains doubtful.

Anatomy:

-genitalia, prep.-no. 927, M. Kurz: Eastern Tyrol, Defereggen Gebirge, Bannberger Alpe, 2000 m, leg. Helmut Deutsch, coll. Michael Kurz -genitalia, aedeagus, prep.-no. 927, M. Kurz: Eastern Tyrol, Defereggen Gebirge, Bannberger Alpe, 2000 m, leg. Helmut Deutsch, coll. Michael Kurz -genitalia, tip of aedeagus in higher magnification, prep.-no. 927, M. Kurz: Eastern Tyrol, Defereggen Gebirge, Bannberger Alpe, 2000 m, leg. Helmut Deutsch, coll. Michael Kurz -genitalia, valve in higher magnification, prep.-no. 927, M. Kurz: Eastern Tyrol, Defereggen Gebirge, Bannberger Alpe, 2000 m, leg. Helmut Deutsch, coll. Michael Kurz
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
   
-genitalia, uncus in higher magnification, prep.-no. 927, M. Kurz: Eastern Tyrol, Defereggen Gebirge, Bannberger Alpe, 2000 m, leg. Helmut Deutsch, coll. Michael Kurz , foretibia with epiphysis, prep.-no. 927, M. Kurz: Eastern Tyrol, Defereggen Gebirge, Bannberger Alpe, 2000 m, leg. Helmut Deutsch, coll. Michael Kurz    
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
   

Worth knowing:

Sources:

Hauder, F. 1912. Incurvaria vetulella Ztt. var. triglavensis (nov. var.). Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen gesellschaft Wien 62: [123-124].
Huemer, P. 1993. Review of the Incurvaria vetulella species-group in the Alps (Lepidoptera: Incurvariidae). Entomologica Scandinavica 24: 109 - 120
Karsholt, O. & E. J. van Nieukerken 2004. Incurvariidae. In - Karsholt, O. & E. J. van Nieukerken (eds.). Lepidoptera, Moths. – Fauna Europaea version 1.1, http://www.faunaeur.org [online 7 March 2009].

Publication data:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2009.09.28
Kurz Michael: 2010.01.09
Kurz Michael: 2012.01.17
Kurz Michael: 2012.11.21
Kurz Michael: 2017.04.26
not reviewed

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