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Hapsifera luridella Zeller, 1847

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Hapsifera luridella Zeller, 1847: 33.
Type locality: Asia Minor, Patara
Type: Syntypes: 3 , Asia Minor, Patara, leg. Loew, in coll. NHM, London

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:
Hapsifera palaestinensis Rebel, 1901: 179. ? Junior subjective synonym.
Hapsifera torulosa Turati, 1919: 345. ? Junior subjective synonym.
Hapsifera cyrenaicensis Turati, 1924: 183. ? Junior subjective synonym.
Hapsifera albicapilla Turati, 1926: 76. ? Junior subjective synonym.
Hapsifera badiaria Turati, 1934: 208. ? Junior subjective synonym.
Hapsifera kerbelella Amsel, 1949: 325. ? Junior subjective synonym.
Hapsifera asiatica Amsel, 1949: 324. ? Junior subjective synonym.

Habit:

     
: Greece, Crete, Georgioupolis, Kavros, Hotel Ermioni, 2012.05.27, leg. Puchmayr & Kurz, coll. Michael Kurz      
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
     

Description of adults: Examined: 1 . Forewing length: 9.2 mm. Vestiture of hair-like scales on the head distant, beige; palpi dark brown, smoothly scaled, beige; second segment with downwardly and anteriorly directed tuft of scales, the scales brownish distally and with beige tip; antennae almost as long as forewing, filiform, beige, ringed dark; thorax and tegulae beige; forewings beige, irregurlarly sprinkled dark brown, with several heaps of erect scales, especially near basis, before apex, in center of wing and above inner margin; these scales beige, dark brown at tip; fringe with beige, dark brown tipped scales; hindwings dark brown-grey; fringe likewise; underside of all wings dark brown-grey with beige wing margins and dark brown-grey fringe; legs beige; foretibia without epiphysis; midtibia with a pair of spurs at distal end; hindtibia on upperside with short tuft of hair-like scales, a long pair of spurs at about 0.6 of tibial length and a shorter pair of spurs at distal end; abdomen beige, slightly shining.

Variability: In size, colour as well as in venation, the species exhibits a significant variability (Petersen 1958b).

Distribution:

Including the above assumed synonyms, the species is distributed from northern Africa, throughout the eastern Mediterranean area and Asia Minor to central Asia (Petersen 1958b).

Biology:

We do not have any reliable data about the biotope preferences, but the species is also found in settlements. The imagines fly in one generation from March till June (kurz & Kurz 2014).

Anatomy:

   
-genitalia -genitalia    
Picture from: © Petersen 1958b
Detailed view
Picture from: © Petersen 1958b
Detailed view
   

Genitalia. Uncus bifid; arms of gnathos slender, bowed, terminally with peg; anellus with short lateral appendages; aedeagus inflated at basis, then slender, terminally slightly inflated again (Petersen 1958b).

Genitalia. Subgenital plate with numerous bristles; apophyses anteriores furcate, free ends loose; bursa copulatrix with signum (Petersen 1958b).

Worth knowing:

Sources:

Kurz, M. A. & M. E. Kurz 2000–2014. Naturkundliches Informationssystem. – URL: http://www.nkis.info [online 28 Mai 2014].
Petersen, G. 1958b. Die Genitalien der paläarktischen Tineiden (Lepidoptera: Tineidae). Gruppe VII: Rhodobates Rag. und verwandte Gattungen. Beiträge zur Entomologie 8 (3/4): 398-430.
Zeller, P. C. 1847. Verzeichniß der vom Prof. Dr. Loew in der Türkey und Asien gesammelten Lepidoptera. Isis von Oken 40: 3-39.

Publication data:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2012.08.26
Kurz Michael: 2014.05.11
Kurz Michael: 2014.05.12
Kurz Michael: 2014.05.28
not reviewed

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