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Lampronia Stephens, 1829

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Lampronia Stephens, 1829: 51.
Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:
Tanysaccus Davis, 1978


Species of Lampronia have been recorded from most European countries except Portugal, parts of the Balkan peninsula and the south of European Russia (Karsholt & Nieukerken, 2004). Some European species are known also from different parts of Siberia (Dubatolov 2009), whereas from the Himalayas two probably endemic, morphologically somewhat isolated species have been described (Nielsen 1982b). In North America, the genus is well represented too, among them two European species (Lampronia capitella (Clerck, 1759) and Lampronia corticella (Linné, 1758), see Hodges et al. 1983).


A taxonomic treatment of Lampronia has not been performed so far, nor have been worked out its distinguising features from other genera of the Prodoxinae.

Worth knowing:


Dubatolov, V. V. 2009. Collection of Siberian Zoological Museum: Incurvariidae. http://szmn.sbras.ru/Lepidop/Incurvar.htm [online 15 September 2009].
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. Prodoxidae. In - Karsholt, O. & E. J. van Nieukerken (eds.). Lepidoptera, Moths. – Fauna Europaea version 1.1, http://www.faunaeur.org [online 26 May 2008].
Nielsen, E. S. 1982b. Incurvariidae and Prodoxidae from the Himalayan area (Lepidoptera: Incurvarioidea). Insecta Matsumurana, new series 26: 187 - 200.
Stephens, J. F. 1829. The nomenclature of British insects: being a compendious list of such species as are contained in the systematic catalogue of British insects, and forming a guide to their classification. Baldwin and Cradock, London, 68 pp.

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2009.10.05
Kurz Michael: 2009.10.08
Kurz Michael: 2018.09.13
not reviewed