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Lampronia provectella (Heyden, 1865)

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Incurvaria provectella Heyden, 1865: 103 - 104
Type locality: Austria, Sellmannsdorf near Vienna
Type: Syntypes: 2 , Sellmannsdorf near Vienna, 1861, leg. Dorfinger

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

   
: Northern Tyrol, Vennatal, 1400 m, 1947.06.16, leg. Karl Burmann, coll. Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum : Trentino, Monte Baldo, Bocca di Navene, 1500 m, 1970.06.23, leg. Karl Burmann, 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 , 1 . Forewing length: 9.0 mm, 8.6 mm. Head black-brown; vestiture of hair-like scales on the head ochreous yellow, distant at the neck, more smooth at vertex and face; eyes black-brown, semiglobular, about 0.5 mm in diameter (), respectively, 0.4 mm (); distance of eyes about 0.5 mm in both sexes (frontally); maxillary palpi well developed, smoothly scaled, ochreous yellow; labial palpi diverging ahead, very long (0.9 - 1.0 mm), smoothly scaled, ochreous yellow too, with some distant, black setae; haustellum missing; antennae about 1/2 of forewing length, scapus somewhat thickened, light ochreous yellow; basal segments of flagellum smoothly scaled, light golden brown, distal part of flagellum densely ciliated; length of cilia shorter than half the diameter of flagellum; thorax and tegulae light brown; forewings light golden brown; at the inner margin, basally of the tornus, an elongate spot nearly across half of the wing width, yellowish-white shining; fringe light golden brown shining; hindwings with moderately broad scales, completely covering the wing membrane, lighter and more greyish than the forewings; fringe like the ground colour; underside similar to the upperside, but intensively coppery shining, the light spot on the forewing only weakly shimmering through from the upperside; forewing underside with narrow scales only, not covering the wing membrane; legs golden brown, outside partly also dirty white; foretibia with epiphysis; midtibia with a pair of spurs at the distal end; hindtibia with a weak tuft of long, hair-like scales and a pair of long spurs each at about 0.55 of the tibial length and at the distal end; abdomen light golden brown shining.

Distribution:

In Europe, the species is known from most central European countries, as well as from Italy and Romania (Karsholt & Nieukerken 2004). Dubatolov (2009) records L. provectella also from the south Siberian mountains.

Stages in development:

Larva. The larva is believed to feed in shoots of roses (Meeß 1910).

Anatomy:

-genitalia, prep.-no. 870, M. Kurz: Northern Tyrol, Vennatal, 1400 m, 1947.06.15, leg. K. Burmann, coll. Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum -genitalia, aedeagus, prep.-no. 870, M. Kurz: Northern Tyrol, Vennatal, 1400 m, 1947.06.15, leg. K. Burmann, coll. Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum -genitalia, tip of aedeagus, prep.-no. 870, M. Kurz: Northern Tyrol, Vennatal, 1400 m, 1947.06.15, leg. K. Burmann, coll. Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum -genitalia, valve, prep.-no. 870, M. Kurz: Northern Tyrol, Vennatal, 1400 m, 1947.06.15, leg. K. Burmann, coll. Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
Picture from: Kurz Michael
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Picture from: Kurz Michael
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Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
-genitalia, uncus, prep.-no. 870, M. Kurz: Northern Tyrol, Vennatal, 1400 m, 1947.06.15, leg. K. Burmann, coll. Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum -genitalia, prep.-no. 873, M. Kurz: Trentino, Monte Baldo, Bocca di Navene, 1500 m, 1970.06.23, leg. K. Burmann, coll. Tiroler Landesmueseum Ferdinandeum -genitalia, bursa copulatrix, prep.-no. 873, M. Kurz: Trentino, Monte Baldo, Bocca di Navene, 1500 m, 1970.06.23, leg. K. Burmann, coll. Tiroler Landesmueseum Ferdinandeum -genitalia, bursa copulatrix, prep.-no. 873, M. Kurz: Trentino, Monte Baldo, Bocca di Navene, 1500 m, 1970.06.23, leg. K. Burmann, coll. Tiroler Landesmueseum Ferdinandeum
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
   
-genitalia, tip of ovipositor, prep.-no. 873, M. Kurz: Trentino, Monte Baldo, Bocca di Navene, 1500 m, 1970.06.23, leg. K. Burmann, coll. Tiroler Landesmueseum Ferdinandeum , foretibia with epiphysis, prep.-no. 935, M. Kurz: Northern Tyrol, Vennatal, 1400 m, 1947.06.15, leg. K. Burmann, coll. Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum    
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
   

Diagnosis:

Externally similar species of the Incurvaria vetulella-group can best be distinguished from L. provectella by the two light spots at the inner margin of the forewing, whereas L. provectella has only one such spot near the tornus.

Worth knowing:

Sources:

Dubatolov, V. V. 2009. Collection of Siberian Zoological Museum: Incurvariidae. http://szmn.sbras.ru/Lepidop/Incurvar.htm [online 15 September 2009].
Heyden, c. 1985. Fragmente aus meinen entomologischen Tagebüchern. Entomologische Zeitung 26: 100-106.
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].
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.

Publication data:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2007.01.29
Kurz Michael: 2009.10.27
Kurz Michael: 2010.06.28
Kurz Michael: 2016.03.10
not reviewed

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