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Lampronia psychidella Millière, 1854

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Incurvaria psychidella Millière, 1854: 59-60
Type locality: France, Lyon, Mont-Pilat
Type: Holotype : France, Lyon, Mont-Pilat, July 1853

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:


Description of adults: Following original description (Millière 1854). Wingspan: 14 mm; head black brown; antennae filiform, about 2/3 () of forewing length; thorax and tegulae dark brown; forewings brown, bronzy golden shining; at the inner margin, basally of the tornus, a roundish, elongate, yellowish white spot, reaching nearly across half of the wing width; fringe like the ground colour; hindwings greyish brown with violet lustre; fringe like the ground colour; abdomen dark brown.


The species is known so far only from France (Karsholt & Nieukerken, 2004).


The holotype has been caught in a wood of fir trees in July (Millière 1854).

Stages in development:

The early stages are unknown.

Worth knowing:


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].
Millière, P. 1854. Description de nouvelles espèces de microlépidoptères. Annales de la Société entomologique de France 3 (2): 59-68 + pl. 3. Paris.

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2009.11.26
not reviewed