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Lampronia aeneella (Heinemann, 1870)

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Incurvaria aeneella Heinemann, 1870: 62.
Type locality: Non given (Austria)
Type: destroyed (Karsholt & Nieukerken, 2004)

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:


Description of adults: Following Pellmyr (1996). Wingspan 15.0 mm. Forewing shining yellowish brown, with two cream white spots on termen, including one at tornus.


Due to the destruction of the type material, the identity of L. aeneella remains uncertain. Therefore, recordings for Austria and Romania are doubtful (Huemer & Tarmann 1993, Karsholt & Nieukerken 2004). The taxon has however been described from Austria without a concrete locality.


There aren´t any data available about the biology of L. aeneella.

Stages in development:

The early stages are unknown.


According to Pellmyr (1996) and Zagulajev (1978), the species is externally indistinguishable from Lampronia intermediella (Heinemann, 1870) and separable only by characters of the genitalia. The cucullus in the male is broad, with straight, flat apex, whereas in L. intermediella it is narrow and wedge-shaped. In L. aeneella, the saccus is relatively long compared to the vinculum, the apex of the aedeagus bears slightly sclerotized cords.

Worth knowing:


Heinemann, H. 1870. Die Schmetterlinge Deutschlands und der Schweiz. Zweite Abtheilung. Kleinschmetterlinge. Band II. Die Motten und Federmotten: 1-825 Braunschweig (C. A. Schwetschke und Sohn).
Huemer, P. & G. Tarmann 1993. Die Schmetterlinge Österreichs (Lepidoptera). Innsbruck, Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, 224 pp.
Karsholt, O. & E. J. van Nieukerken 2004. Prodoxidae. In - Karsholt, O. & E. J. van Nieukerken (eds.). Lepidoptera, Moths. – Fauna Europaea version 1.1, http://www.faunaeur.org [online 26 May 2008].
Pellmyr, O. 1996. Lampronia aeneella Heinemann. Version 01 January 1996 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Lampronia_aeneella/12352/1996.01.01 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/.
Zagulajev, A. K. 1978. Incurvariidae. in G.S. Medvedev (ed.): Keys to the insects of the europaean part of the USSR, Vol.IV: Lepidoptera, part 1 (english translation), Oxonian Press Pvt.Ltd., New Dehli, 1987.

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2009.10.29
Kurz Michael: 2018.09.19
not reviewed