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Triaxomera fulvimitrella (Sodoffsky, 1830)

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Tinea fulvimitrella Sodoffsky, 1830: 74, pl.1, fig. 6.
Type locality: Baltic region, Livonia (now: Estonia and Latvia)
Type: none designated

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:
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Habit:

     
: Salzburg, Flachgau, Thalgau, 1991.07.03, leg. Kurz & Kurz, coll. Michael Kurz      
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
     

Description of adults: Examined: 1 . Forewing length: 8.8 mm. Vestiture of hair-like scales on the head distant, beige; maxillary palpi smoothly scaled, beige; labial palpi divergent, 2nd segment distantly scaled, outwardly dark brown, inner side beige; terminal segment smoothly scaled, beige; antennae filiform, ringed light and dark, about 2/3 of forewing length; thorax black-brown, shining; tegulae black-brown, distally whitish; forewings black-brown, shining, with white, shining markings: Two big spots each at costal and inner margin, the latter ones triangle-shaped; smaller white spots at costal margin near basis and at apex; fringe black-brown, outwards with white spots at apex; hindwings grey-brown with coppery to bronzy-golden glance; fringe likewise; underside unicolorous black-brown, intensively coppery shining; inner margin of forewing ambiguously beige; fore- and midlegs black-brown, ringed whitish; midtibia with a pair of spurs of unequal length at distal end; hindtibia beige, with long tuft of hair-like scales and a pair of spurs of unequal length each at about 0.45 of tibial length and at distal end; hindtarsi black-brown, ringed beige; abdomen brown at upperside, beige at underside, intensively shining.

Distribution:

The species is widely distributed in Europe, but is missing in Iceland, Ireland as well as the largest part of southern Europe (Karsholt & Nieukerken 2011). Dubatolov (2011) records the species also for the west Siberian plain. Regarding vertical distribution, only one record is available (545 m a.s.l., see Kurz & Kurz 2011).

Biology:

About the biology of the species, no original data are available, exept the flight time of a single specimen (July), which has been caught in a settlement near firewood, stored outside.

Anatomy:

     
-genitalia, prep. 10102: without data      
Picture from: Svenska fjärilar: © Gustafsson Bert
Detailed view
     

Worth knowing:

Sources:

Dubatolov, V. V. 2011. Collection of Siberian Zoological Museum: Tineidae. http://szmn.sbras.ru/old/Lepidop/Lepidopt.htm [online 10 May 2011].
Karsholt, O. & E. J. van Nieukerken 2011. Tineidae. In - Karsholt, O. & E. J. van Nieukerken (eds.). Lepidoptera, Moths. – Fauna Europaea version 2.4., http://www.faunaeur.org [online 10 May 2010].
Kurz, M. A. & M. E. Kurz 2000–2011. Naturkundliches Informationssystem. – URL: http://www.nkis.info [online 10 May 2011].
Sodoffsky, C. H. G. 1830. Six nouvelles espèces de Teignes de la Livonie découvertes et décrites. Bulletin de la Société Impériale des Naturalistes de Moscou 2: 67-79, pl. I.

Publication data:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2011.05.10
Kurz Michael: 2012.08.26
Kurz Michael: 2014.06.13
not reviewed

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