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Epimartyria pardella (Walsingham, 1880)

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Micropteryx pardella Walsingham, 1880: 83, pl. XI, fig. 11.
Type locality: USA, Oregon, Redwood Forest, near the coast
Type: 5 Syntypes: USA, southern Oregon, Redwood Forest, near the coast, June 1872, probably in coll. NHM, London

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:


Syntype: Original picture from pl. XI, fig. 11      
Picture from: Walsingham 1880
Detailed view

Description of adults: Examined: Original description (Walsingham 1880). . Expanse 10 mm. "Head bright ochreous, roughly clothed. Antennae dusky, rather coarse in the male. Fore wings purplish cupreous, with two conspicuous brassy-yellow spots beyond the middle; the upper of these, which is the largest, is obliquely quadrangular, reaching the costa along its upper edge and sometimes blended with the lower and smaller one, which is slightly beyond it and contiguous to the dorsal margin at the anal angle. Before the middle, touching the dorsal margin, and reaching more than half across the wing, is an irregular-shaped spot of a similar colour, blending by means of a yellowish intermediate shade with a small similar spot at the base of the wing. The cilia at the apex and apical margin are brassy-yellow, at the anal angle cupreous. Hind wings cupreous. Abdomen dusky."


The species is known only from the USA.


The type specimens have been caught in early June (Walsingham 1880).


Scheme of genitalia      
Picture from: Philpott 1927, modified
Detailed view

Worth knowing:


Philpott, A. 1927. Notes on the female genitalia in the Micropterygoidea. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, 75: 319-323, pl. XXVII.
Walsingham, Lord T. d. G. 1880. On some new and little known Species of Tineidae. Proceedings of the Scientific Meetings of the Zoological Society of London: 77-93, pl. XI, XII.

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2010.04.06
Kurz Michael: 2012.03.17
not reviewed