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Nemophora basella (Eversmann, 1844)

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Adela basella Eversmann, 1844
Type locality: Eastern part of European Russia
Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:
Adela basiradiella Christoph, 1888: Junior subjective synonym.


In Europe, the species is locally distributed in Slovakia (here in a single locality only) and in the eastern part of European Russia (Karsholt & Nieukerken 2011). Kozlov (2004) reports its infrequent occurence also from Ural to the Amur region. No data are available about its vertical distribution.


Following Kozlov (2004), the species can best be recognized by two elongate yellow spots in the basal half of the forewing. In the male genitalia, it bears a horn-like protuberance at the middle of the inner margin of the valve.

Worth knowing:


Eversmann, E. F. 1844. Fauna lepidopterologica volga-uralensis, exhibens lepidopterorum species quas per viginti quinque annos in provinciis Volgam fluvium inter et montes Uralenses sitis observavit et descripsit Eduardus Eversmann. Kasani.
Karsholt, O. & E. J. van Nieukerken 2011. Adelidae. In - Karsholt, O. & E. J. van Nieukerken (eds.). Lepidoptera, Moths. – Fauna Europaea version 2.4., http://www.faunaeur.org [online 13 Mai 2011].
Kozlov, M. V. 2004. Annotated checklist of the European species of Nemophora (Adelidae). Nota Lepidopterologica 26: 115-126.

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2011.05.13
not reviewed