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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.

Distribution:

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.

Diagnosis:

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:

Sources:

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:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2011.05.13
not reviewed

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