N A T U R K U N D L I C H E S   I N F O R M A T I O N S S Y S T E M

Parectopa robiniella Clemens, 1863

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)


: Hungary, Kecskemét, Lajosmizse, 1990.06.03, leg. et coll. Michael Kurz      
Picture from: Kurz Michael
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Styria, Grazer Bucht Ost, Grazer Feld, Enzelsdorf, 2002.08.05      
Picture from: © Gillmann Johannes
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The species originates from North America and has been introduced to Europe with its foodplant, Robinia pseudoacacia already in 1971 (Northern Italy).

Stages in development:

Styria, near Bad Blumau Umgebung, Loimeth, 2006.10.13 Burgenland, Neusiedlersee, between Weiden and Podersdorf, 2017.08.11    
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view


The species is very similar to Parectopa ononidis, from which it differs only slightly in the form of the white strigulae on the forewing, especially the medial one on costa. The latter is longer and more oblique in P. robiniella. In the male genitalia, main differences are found in the aedeagus, which is smaller, more slender and lacks cornuti in P. robiniella.

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Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2005.08.28
Kurz Michael: 2008.12.04
Kurz Michael: 2011.09.24
Kurz Michael: 2017.03.30
Kurz Michael: 2018.12.10
Kurz Michael: 2019.07.24
not reviewed