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Phylloporia bistrigella (Haworth, 1828)

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Tinea bistrigella Haworth 1828: 573
Type locality: Great Britain
Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:
Adela abalienella Zetterstedt, 1839: 1008: Junior subjective synonym.
Micropteryx subammanella Stainton, 1849: 9: Junior subjective synonym.
Tinea dilorella Herrich-Schäffer, 1851: pl 39, fig 266: Junior subjective synonym.
Incurvaria labradorella Clemens, 1863: 416: Junior subjective synonym.
Incurvaria labradoriella Walsingham, 1888: Misspelling.
Incurvaria aureovireus Dietz, 1905: Junior subjective synonym.
Phylloporia aureovirens Barnes & McDunnough, 1917: Misspelling.


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P. bistrigella has been recorded from western, central and northern Europe, whereas from southern and southeastern European countries no findings are known since recently (Karsholt & Nieukerken 2004). Furthermore, the species has been found in North America (Hodges et al. 1983), in the Amur and Primorye regions (Dubatolov 2009) as well as the Khabarovsk district (Dubatolov 2007) in eastern Russia and in Japan (anonymous 2009a).


P. strigella can readily be distinguished from most other Incurvarioid species by its combination of two white cross fasciae and a white spot in the discal region of the forewing.

Worth knowing:


anonymous 2009a. An Identification Guide of Japanese Moths Compiled by Everyone. URL: http://www.jpmoth.org [online 15 September, 2009].
Barnes & McDunnough 1917.
Clemens 1864. Proc. Ent. Soc. Philad.
Dietz 1905.

Dubatolov, V. V. 2007. [To the knowledge of small moths (Microlepidoptera) of the Bolshekhekhtsirskii Nature Reserve (Khabarovsk District). 1st report. Eriocraniidae, Adelidae, Incurvariidae, Prodoxidae, Nepticulidae, Opostegidae, Tineidae]. - Animal World of the Far East (Blagoveshchensk), No 6, p. 43-46. (In Russian).
Dubatolov, V. V. 2009. Collection of Siberian Zoological Museum: Incurvariidae. http://szmn.sbras.ru/Lepidop/Incurvar.htm [online 15 September 2009].
Haworth, A. H. 1828. Lepidoptera Britannica, sistens digestionem novam insectorum lepidopterorum quae in Magna Britannia reperiuntur, lavarum pabulo, temporeque pascendi; expansione alarum; mensibusque volandi; synonymis atque locis observationibusque variis. Part 4. Londini, pp. 513–609.
Herrich-Schäffer, G. A. W. 1847–1855. Systematische Bearbeitung der Schmetterlinge von Europa, zugleich als Text, Revision und Supplement zu Jakob Hübner’s Sammlung europäischer Schmetterlinge. 5. Die Schaben und Federmotten: [1]–2–394 + [1]–2–52, 124 + 7 + 1 pl. Regensburg.
Hodges, R. W. et al. 1983. Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico. E. W. Classey, London, UK. Updated by Jean-François Landry, Don Lafontaine and Jim Troubridge [available on http://www.lepbarcoding.org/cl_nth_am.php]
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 2008].
Stainton, H. T. 1849. Catalogue of British Tineidae and Pterophoridae. London.
Walsingham, Lord 1888.
Zetterstedt, J. W. 1839. Insecta lapponica. Lipsiae.

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2009.09.30
Kurz Michael: 2015.07.08
not reviewed