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Eriocrania (Dyseriocrania) Meeß, 1910

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Dyseriocrania Meeß in Spuler, 1910: ??
Type: Tinea subpurpurella Haworth 1828, by monotypy

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:


The single European species attributed to the taxon Dyseriocrania, E. (D.) subpurpurella, is distributed in most European countries. Two additional species are know from North America (Davis 1978).


From typical Eriocrania, Dyseriocrania mainly differs in the following charcters: 1) Sensory fields on abdominal segment V much larger than on segment IV, 2) male genitalia without socii and 3) lobes of uncus in male genitalia only poorly separated.

Worth knowing:


Davis, D. R. 1978. A Revision of the North American Moths of the Superfamily Eriocranioidea with the Proposal of a New Family, Acanthopteroctetidae (Lepidoptera). Smithonian contributions to Zoology 251: 1-131.
Karsholt, O. 2004. Families Acanthopteroctetidae, Axiidae, Castniidae, Cossidae, Drepanidae, Eriocottidae, Eriocraniidae, Gelechiidae, Heterogynidae, Limacodidae, Lypusidae, Micropterigidae, Roeslerstammiidae, Somabrachyidae, Uraniidae. In: Karsholt, O. & E. J. van Nieukerken (eds.). Lepidoptera, Moths. – Fauna Europaea version 1.1, http://www.faunaeur.org [online 22 April 2008].
#######Meeß, A. 1910. Eriocraniidae. pp. 483–484. – In: A. Spuler (1903–1910), Die Schmetterlinge Europas. – E. Schweitzerbart´sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart. 523 pp., 91 pls.

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2009.03.27
Kurz Michael: 2012.11.26
Kurz Michael: 2012.11.27
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