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Nematopogon Zeller, 1839

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Nematopogon Zeller, 1839: 185.
Type: Phalaena (Tinea) swammerdamella Linnaeus, 1758. Designated by Meyrick, 1912.

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:
Nemophora Hübner, 1825: 417. Junior homonym of Nemophora Illiger & Hoffmannsegg, 1798.
Scaeotes Durrant, 1915: 162. Unnecessary objective replacement name for Nemophora Hübner, 1825.
Nematophora Jacobs, 1949: 218. Incorrect subsequent spelling of Nemophora Hübner, 1825.



The genus is restricted to the Palaearctic area (Nielsen 1985). In Europe, records are missing from Portugal, Slovenia, Belarus and the southern part of European Russia (Karsholt & Nieukerken, 2004).

Worth knowing:


Karsholt, O. & E. J. van Nieukerken (2004): Adelidae. In - Karsholt, O. & E. J. van Nieukerken (eds.). Lepidoptera, Moths. – Fauna Europaea version 1.1, http://www.faunaeur.org [online 2008.06.11].
Nielsen, E. S. 1985. A taxonomic review of the adelid genus Nematopogon Zeller (Lepidoptera: Incurvarioidea). Entomologia Scandinavica supplement no. 25: 66 pp.
Zeller, P. C. 1839. Versuch einer naturgemässen Einteilung der Schaben. Isis: 167-219.

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2013.01.27
Kurz Michael: 2019.02.06
not reviewed