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Nemophora associatella (Zeller, 1839)

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Adela associatella Zeller, 1839
Type: in coll. BMNH ?

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:
Tinea megerlella Hübner, [1810]: nomen oblitum: see Kozlov & Kaila, 2002


In Europe, the species has been recorded from central Europe, Italy, Albania, Romania and Bulgaria, as well as from the north-western and central part of European Russia (Karsholt & Nieukerken 2010). Following Küppers (1980), in Asia the species is represented by ssp. tancrei (Sauber, 1899).

Worth knowing:


Hübner, J. 1796–1836 ["1796"] a. Sammlung europäischer Schmetterlinge. Horde 8. Tineae-Schaben: [1]–[12]+13–70+[71]–[78], pls 2–71. Augsburg. Continued by C. Geyer.
Karsholt, O. & E. J. van Nieukerken 2010. Adelidae. In - Karsholt, O. & E. J. van Nieukerken (eds.). Lepidoptera, Moths. – Fauna Europaea version 2.2., http://www.faunaeur.org [online 27 September 2010].
Kozlov, M. V. & Kaila, L. (2002): The identity of Tinea megerlella Hübner, [1810] - a long-lasting confusion between Elachista (Elachistidae) and Adela (Adelidae). Nota Lepidopterologica 24 (4): 3-10.
Küppers, P. V. 1980. Untersuchungen zur Taxonomie und Phylogenie der Westpaläarktischen Adelinae (Lepidoptera: Adelidae), Dissertation, Wissenschaftliche Beiträge Karlsruhe, Verlag M.Wahl, Karlsruhe.
Zeller, P. C. 1839. Versuch einer naturgemäßen Eintheilung der Schaben. – Isis, Leipzig [32]: 167–219.

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2010.10.12
not reviewed