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Lampronia altaica Zagulajev, 1992

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Lampronia altaica Zagulajev, 1992
Type: Holotype : in Zoological Institute, St. Petersburg.

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:


Description of adults: (Pellmyr 1996): Wingspan male 10.5 - 11.5 mm, female 9 mm. Forewing brownish gray, with purplish violet lustre. Three yellowish orange spots along costa, and two along rear edge; basal spots at times almost merging into a band. Hindwing uncolored brownish gray with a metallic lustre.


Although recorded by Wojtusiak (1996) from Europe, the species is distributed only east of the Ural mountains. (Kozlov 1996, Karsholt & Nieukerken 2004). Pellmyr (1996) records it from the Altai Mountains of central Asia and from Ryanggang province, North Korea. The latter record seems to be very doubtful. The same is true for the Japanese records (Hokkaido), although the figured specimen closely resembles the above description (anonymous 2009a).


There aren´t any data available about the biology of L. altaica.

Stages in development:

The early stages are unknown.

Worth knowing:


anonymous 2009a. An Identification Guide of Japanese Moths Compiled by Everyone. URL: http://www.jpmoth.org [online 13 October, 2009].
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].
Kozlov, M. V. 1996. Incurvariidae and Prodoxidae (Lepidoptera) from Siberia and the Russian Far East, with descriptions of two new species. Entomologica Fennica 7 (2): 55 - 62
Pellmyr, O. 1996. Lampronia altaica Zagulajev. Version 01 January 1996 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Lampronia_altaica/12355/1996.01.01 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/ [online 13 October 2009].
Wojtusiak, J. 1996. Heliozelidae, Adelidae, Prodoxidae, Incurvariidae, Crinopterygidae. In: O. Karsholt & J. Razowski (Eds.), The Lepidoptera of Europe. A distribitional checklist: 27-30, 300-301.
Zagulajev, A. K. 1992. New and little known microlepidoptera (Lepidoptera: Incurvariidae, Tineidae, Psychidae, Alucitidae) of the fauna of the USSR. V. Entomol. Obozr. 71: 105-120.

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2009.10.13
not reviewed