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Lampronia concinnella Stephens, 1834

(zoological nomenclature: synonym, available)

General information:

Lampronia concinnella Stephens, 1834: 361.
Type locality: Great Britain, Darenth Wood
Type: Not designated

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:
The taxon L. concinnella is presently treated as a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena aruncella Scopoli, 1763 (= Micropterix aruncella (Scopoli, 1763).


Description of adults: Original description from Stephens (1834): "Sp. 19. concinnella. Alis anticis auratis striga media recta subargentea. (Exp. Alar. 2 3/4 - 3 1/2 lin.). La. concinnella. Steph. Catal. ii 227, No. 7580. Anterior wings shining metallic gold, with a straight slender silvery-white streak in the middle, and sometimes a faint dot of the same towards the hinder margin: posterior wings fuscous."



M. aruncella : Austria, Salzburg, Thalgau, 1989.05.18, leg. et coll. Michael Kurz      
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view

Stephens (1834) recognizes only the male of his Lampronia concinnella, which he separates from Tinea seppella Fabricius, 1777 (no. 20 in his lists of Lampronia-species) by having only one silvery stripe on the forewing (T. seppella with two stripes). To present understanding, both taxa are synonymous with Phalaena aruncella Scopoli, 1763 (= Micropterix aruncella (Scopoli, 1763), see also Zeller et al. 2007).

Worth knowing:


Stephens, J. F. 1834. Illustrations of Britsh Entomology or, a Synopsis of Indigenous Insects: containing their generic and specific dinctions with an account of their metamorphoses, times of appearance, localities, food, and economy, as far as practicable. – Insecta Haustellata 4: 436 pp, pls 23–40. London.
Zeller-Lukashort, H. C., M. E. Kurz, D. C. Lees & M. A. Kurz 2007: A review of Micropterix Hübner, 1825 from northern and central Europe (Micropterigidae); Nota lepidopterologica 30 (2): 235 – 298.

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2009.04.02
Kurz Michael: 2010.12.03
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not reviewed: 2011.03.11
Document released by:
Kurz Michael: 2011.03.11