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Vespina Davis, 1972

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Vespina Davis, 1972: 472
Type: Careospina quercivora Davis, 1972

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:
Careospina Davis, 1972: 121-128: Homonym

Distribution:

The genus is present with one species each in North America (Hodges et al. 1983) and Europe (Karsholt & Nieukerken 2004) and two in Japan (one of them undecribed, see anonymous 2009a), its distribution area thus being very disjunct.

Worth knowing:

Sources:

anonymous 2009a. An Identification Guide of Japanese Moths Compiled by Everyone. URL: http://www.jpmoth.org [online 15 September, 2009].
Davis, D. R. 1972a. Careospina quercivora, a New Genus and Species of Moth Infesting Live Oaks in California (Lepidoptera: Incurvariidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 74 (1): 121-128.
Davis, D. R. 1972b. Vespina, a New Name to Replace the Generic Homonym Careospina Davis (Lepidoptera: Incurvariidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 74 (4): 472.
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 22 April 2008].

Publication data:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2009.10.01
not reviewed

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