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Lampronia morosa Zeller, 1852

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Lampronia morosa Zeller, 1852: 181-184.
Type locality: Silesia, Groß-Glogau (now: Poland, Glogów)
Type: in coll. NHM, London ?

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:
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Habit:

   
: Vorarlberg, Feldkirch, Gisingen, mouth of the Ill, 450 m, 1984.05.07, leg. Peter Huermer, coll. Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum : Vorarlberg, Feldkirch, Gisingen, mouth of the Ill, 450 m, 1984.05.08, leg. Peter Huemer, coll. Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum    
Picture from: Kurz Michael
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Picture from: Kurz Michael
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Description of adults:
Examined: 1 , 2 . Forewing length: 5.5 mm, 5.4 - 5.85 mm. Head black-brown; neck, vertex and face slightly distantly scaled, umber brown; eyes semiglobular, black-brown, about 0.3 - 0.35 mm in diameter; distance of eyes about 0.35 mm (frontally); maxillary palpi well developed, smoothly scaled, umber brown; labial palpi diverging ahead, about 0.55 - 0.65 mm long, also smoothly scaled, umber brown, slightly bronzy golden shining; proboscis weakly developed; antennae slightly more than 1/2 (), respectively, slightly less than 1/2 () of forewing length, simple, umber brown, with short and fine ciliae; thorax and tegulae dark umber brown; forewings nearly unicolorous umber brown, bronzy golden shining; at the inner margin, basally of the tornus an indistinct, more or less triangular, yellowish-white spot of variable expansion (reaching across up to 1/4 of forewing width); at 4/5 sometimes also a small, yellowish-white, costal spot; fringe like the ground colour, bronzy golden shining; distally more whitish with weak golden shimmer; hindwings with broad scales, completely covering the wing membrane, grey-brown, slightly lighter than the forewings; fringe grey-brown, bronzy golden shining proximally, distally lighter along the outer margin; underside of wings unicolorous brown with intensive, bronzy golden glance; fringe similar; legs umber brown, slightly bronzy golden shining; foretibia with epiphysis; midtibia with a long pair of spurs at the distal end; hindtibia thickened, with a weak tuft of hair-like scales and a pair of long spurs each at about 0.55 of the tibial length and at the distal end; abdomen smoothly scaled, umber brown, slightly bronzy golden shining.

Distribution:

Karsholt & Nieukerken (2004) record L. morosa from many European countries, but not from Ireland, Portugal, the big Mediterranean islands, the western and southern Balkan countries and also not from most parts of north-eastern Europe. The species is not recorded from Siberia or the eastern Palaearctic region too (Dubatolov 2009, anonymous 2009a).

Biology:

The investigated specimens have been caught in May (Kurz et al. 2009).

Stages in development:

Larva. The larva is reddish, with black head and anal plate. The prothoracic plate is darkened posteriorly. In spring, the larva lives in shoots of various species of rose (Meeß 1910).

Anatomy:

-genitalia, prep.-no. 872, M. Kurz: Vorarlberg, Feldkirch, Gisingen, Illmündung, 450 m, leg. P. Huemer, coll. Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum -genitalia, aedeagus, prep.-no. 872, M. Kurz: Vorarlberg, Feldkirch, Gisingen, Illmündung, 450 m, leg. P. Huemer, coll. Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum -genitalia, tip od aedeagus, prep.-no. 872, M. Kurz: Vorarlberg, Feldkirch, Gisingen, Illmündung, 450 m, leg. P. Huemer, coll. Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum -genitalia, valves, prep.-no. 872, M. Kurz: Vorarlberg, Feldkirch, Gisingen, Illmündung, 450 m, leg. P. Huemer, coll. Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
Picture from: Kurz Michael
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Picture from: Kurz Michael
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-genitalia, uncus, prep.-no. 872, M. Kurz: Vorarlberg, Feldkirch, Gisingen, Illmündung, 450 m, leg. P. Huemer, coll. Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum -genitalia, prep.-no. 875, M. Kurz: Baden Württemberg, Bissingen an der Enz, Schellenhof, 1972.05.31, leg. L. Süssner, coll. Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum -genitalia, Bursa copulatrix, prep.-no. 875, M. Kurz: Baden Württemberg, Bissingen an der Enz, Schellenhof, 1972.05.31, leg. L. Süssner, coll. Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum -genitalia, tip of ovipositor, prep.-no. 875, M. Kurz: Baden Württemberg, Bissingen an der Enz, Schellenhof, 1972.05.31, leg. L. Süssner, coll. Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
Picture from: Kurz Michael
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Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
     
foreleg with epiphysis, prep.-no. 938, M. Kurz: Vorarlberg, Feldkirch, Gisingen, Illmündung, 450 m, leg. P. Huemer, coll. Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum      
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Diagnosis:

From Lampronia standfussiella (Zeller, 1839), L. morosa can be readily distinguished by its darker, umber brown colour of the forewings, which are silvery-grey in L. standfussiella, as well as by its more or less conspicous, yellowish-white spot near the tornus. Lampronia aeripennella (Rebel, 1889) on the other hand, is even darker than L. morosa, the tornal spot is missing nearly completely, the vestiture of hair-like scales on the head is yellow instead of brown in L. morosa. A yellow vestiture also has Lampronia fuscatella (Tengström, 1848), which normally also is distinctly larger than L. morosa and lacks the tornal spot.

Worth knowing:

Sources:

anonymous 2009a. An Identification Guide of Japanese Moths Compiled by Everyone. URL: http://www.jpmoth.org [online 15 September, 2009].
Dubatolov, V. V. 2009. Collection of Siberian Zoological Museum: Incurvariidae. http://szmn.sbras.ru/Lepidop/Incurvar.htm [online 15 September 2009].
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].
Kurz, M. A., M. E. Kurz & H. C. Zeller-Lukashort 2000–2009. Naturkundliches Informationssystem. – URL: http://www.nkis.info [online 15 Ocrober 2009].
Meeß, A. 1910. Tineides aculeatae. - in A. Spuler: Die Schmetterlinge Europas, Kleinschmetterlinge; unveränderter Nachdruck der S. 188-523 und der Tafeln 81-91, Verlag E.Bauer, Keltern, 1983
Zeller, P. C. 1852. Die Schaben mit langen Kiefertastern. Linnaea Entomologica 6: 81-198.

Publication data:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2007.01.29
Kurz Michael: 2009.10.15
Kurz Michael: 2009.11.27
Kurz Michael: 2010.06.25
Kurz Michael: 2016.02.11
Kurz Michael: 2018.09.19
not reviewed

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