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Lampronia splendidella (Heinemann, 1870)

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Incurvaria splendidella Heinemann, 1870: 61-62.
Type locality: Styria
Type: probably destroyed (Karsholt & Nieukerken 2004)

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

 
: Salzburg, Tennengau, Golling, Bluntautal, 1970.08.16, leg. Fritz Mairhuber, coll. Haus der Natur, Salzburg : Styria, Eisenerzer Reichenstein, 1800 - 2100 m 1990.07.03, leg. Huemer & Tarmann, coll. Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum : Styria, Eisenerzer Reichenstein, 1800 - 2100 m, 1990.07.03, leg. Huemer & Tarmann, coll. Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum  
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Description of adults: Examined: 4 . Forewing length: 6.0 - 7.4 mm. Head dark brown; vestiture of hair-like scales on the head light brown on the vertex, face beige, somewhat smoothly scaled; collare beige; eyes about 0.3 mm in diameter; distance of eyes about twice the diameter of an eye (frontally); maxillary palpi very small; labial palpi bent upwards, about twice as long as the diameter of an eye, distantly scaled, beige; terminal segment smoothly scaled, brown, its length nearly the diameter of an eye; antennae about 2/3 of forewing length, simple, brown, bronzy golden shining, densely ciliated; ciliae shorter than the diameter of the flagellum; thorax and tegulae light brown, golden shining; forewings devoid of any markings, bronzy golden to light greyish golden, the costal margin slightly darker; fringe bronzy golden proximally, whitish distally; hindwings basally with lanceolate scales, nearly completely covering the wing membrane, distally with broad scales, light grey with golden to coppery, nacre-like glance; fringe golden shining; underside like the upperside; legs brown, silvery grey to golden shining; foretibia with epiphysis; midtibia with a pair of spurs at the distal end; hindtibia with a long tuft of hair-like scales as well as a pair of spurs each at about 0.6 of the tibial length and at the distal end; abdomen brown, silvery grey shining.

Distribution:

In Europe, L. splendidella has been found so far in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland and Slovakia and, doubtfully, also Romania (Karsholt & Nieukerken 2004). In Asia, the species has been recorded from the south Siberian mountains (Dubatolow 2009) and eastwards to the Altai mountains (Pellmyr 1996). In the Alps, the species is known only from higher elevations, up to more than 2000 m a.s.l. (Kurz et al 2009).

Biology:

Imagines have been found on the wing in one generation from June to August (Kurz et al. 2009).

Anatomy:

-genitalia, prep.-no. 862, M.Kurz: Styria, Eisenerzer Reichenstein, 1800 - 2100 m, 1990.07.03, leg. Huemer & Tarmann, coll. Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum -genitalia, right valve and transtilla, prep.-no. 862, M.Kurz: Styria, Eisenerzer Reichenstein, 1800 - 2100 m, 1990.07.03, leg. Huemer & Tarmann, coll. Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum -genitalia, uncus, prep.-no. 862, M.Kurz: Styria, Eisenerzer Reichenstein, 1800 - 2100 m, 1990.07.03, leg. Huemer & Tarmann, coll. Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum -genitalia, aedeagus, prep.-no. 862, M.Kurz: Styria, Eisenerzer Reichenstein, 1800 - 2100 m, 1990.07.03, leg. Huemer & Tarmann, coll. Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum
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Picture from: Kurz Michael
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Picture from: Kurz Michael
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Picture from: Kurz Michael
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-genitalia, distal end of aedeagus and anellus, prep.-no. 862, M.Kurz: Styria, Eisenerzer Reichenstein, 1800 - 2100 m, 1990.07.03, leg. Huemer & Tarmann, coll. Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum -genitalia, prep.-no. 595, M. Kurz: Salzburg, Tennengau, Golling, Bluntau valley, 1970.08.16, leg. Fritz Mairhuber, coll. Haus der Natur, Salzburg -genitalia in higher magnification, prep.-no. 595, M. Kurz: Salzburg, Tennengau, Golling, Bluntau valley, 1970.08.16, leg. Fritz Mairhuber, coll. Haus der Natur, Salzburg -genitalia, aedeagus, prep.-no. 595, M. Kurz: Salzburg, Tennengau, Golling, Bluntau valley, 1970.08.16, leg. Fritz Mairhuber, coll. Haus der Natur, Salzburg
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Picture from: Kurz Michael
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Picture from: Kurz Michael
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Picture from: Kurz Michael
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foretibia, prep.-no. 933, M.Kurz: Styria, Eisenerzer Reichenstein, 1800 - 2100 m, 1990.07.03, leg. Huemer & Tarmann, coll. Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum      
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Worth knowing:

Sources:

Dubatolov, V. V. 2009. Collection of Siberian Zoological Museum: Incurvariidae. http://szmn.sbras.ru/Lepidop/Incurvar.htm [online 15 September 2009].
Heinemann, H. 1870. Die Schmetterlinge Deutschlands und der Schweiz systematisch bearbeitet von H. v. Heinemann. Nebst analytischen Tabellen zum Bestimmen der Schmetterlinge. Band II, Die Motten und Federmotten. Verlag Vieweg. Braunschweig.
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 28 October 2009].
Pellmyr, O. 1996. Lampronia splendidella (Heinemann). Version 01 January 1996 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Lampronia_splendidella/12374/1996.01.01 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/.

Publication data:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2007.01.30
Kurz Michael: 2009.10.28
Kurz Michael: 2016.07.01
Kurz Michael: 2018.09.19
Kurz Michael: 2018.10.31
not reviewed

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