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Nemophora cupriacella (Hübner, [1819])

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Tinea cupriacella Hübner, [1819]: conserved name, see ICZN (2004)
Type locality: not designated (Europe)
Type: not designated

Habit:

   
: Salzburg, city of Salzburg, Rainberg, 1970.07.22, leg. F. Mairhuber, coll. Haus der Natur : Eastern Tyrol, Venna group, Prägarten, Dorfermähder West, 1700-1800 m, 2006.07.16, leg. et coll. Helmut Deutsch    
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
   

Description of adults: Examined: 3 . Forewing length: 5.9 - 6.0 mm. Head black-brown; vestiture of hair-like scales on the head distant, dirty yellow; face smoothly scaled, metallic greenish-golden shining; eyes black-brown, diameter of an eye about 0.45 mm; distance of eyes (frontally) about 0.5 mm; labial palpi directed ahead, smoothly scaled, dull yellow, with long, downwardly directed, yellow and black bristles; proboscis well developed, basally scaled dull yellow; antennae about 1 1/4 of forewing length, proximal half thickened by somewhat distant scales, shining purple violet, distal third filiform, white; thorax and tegulae bronzy golden shining; basal 2/5 of forewing bronzy golden, vaguely merging into shining coppery-purple distally; forewing without any further markings; fringe coppery-purple shining; hindwing completely covered with broad scales, uniformly grey-brown with intensive, violet shimmer, costal margin vaguely whitish; fringe coppery, towards inner margin light bronzy golden; underside without any markings, grey-brown with intensive coppery glance; underside of thorax and legs metallic greenish-golden shining, legs towards tibiae and tarsi more purple; foretibia without epiphysis; midtibia with a pair of spurs at distal end; hindtibia inflated, with long duft of hair-like scales on dorsal side and a pair of spurs each at about 0.5 of tibial length and at distal end, the latter relatively short; abdomen tapering towards posterior end, flattened laterally, dorsally smoothly scaled bronzy golden, laterally and ventrally coppery.

Distribution:

The species is widely distributed in Europe. Only from Iceland, Norway and parts od eastern and southern Europe, no findings are recorded (Karsholt & Nieukerken, 2013). In Turkey, the species is recorded from the province of Kahramanmaras (Koçak & Kemal 2009), from the rest of temperate Asia no records are known (Dubatolov 2009).

Worth knowing:

Sources:

Dubatolov, V. V. 2009. Collection of Siberian Zoological Museum: Adelidae. http://szmn.sbras.ru/Lepidop/Incurvar.htm [online 26 April 2010].
ICZN 2004. Opinion 2067 (Case 3188). Nemotois violellus Herrich-Schaeffer in Stainton, 1851 (currently Nemophora violella; Insecta, lepidoptera): specific name conserved by the designation of a neotype for Tinea cupriacella Hübner, 1819 (currently Nemophora cupriacella). Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 61: 63-64.
Karsholt, O. & E. J. van Nieukerken 2013. Adelidae. In - Karsholt, O. & E. J. van Nieukerken (eds.). Lepidoptera, Moths. – Fauna Europaea version 2.6.2., http://www.faunaeur.org [online 20 February 2015].
Koçak, A. Ö. & M. Kemal 2009. Revised Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Turkey. Priamus, supplement 17: 1-253.
Kozlov, M. V. 2004. Annotated checklist of the European species of Nemophora (Adelidae). Nota Lepidopterologica 26: 115-126.

Publication data:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2007.01.01
Kurz Michael: 2015.02.20
Kurz Michael: 2016.03.10
not reviewed

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