The Cistaceae-feeding Nepticulidae (Lepidoptera) of the western Palaearctic region

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1983
Authors:E. J. van Nieukerken
Journal:Systematic Entomology
Date Published:1983-10-30
Keywords:Austria, Bulgaria, Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Lepidoptera, Morocco, Nepticulidae, Parafomoria, Parafomoria cistivora, Parafomoria ladaniphila, Parafomoria liguricella, Parafomoria pseudocistivora, Parafomoria tingitella, Portugal, Spain, Stigmella, Stigmella diniensis

The six species of Nepticulidae feeding on Cistaceae are placed in Parafomoriagen.n.: the type-species helianthemella (Herrich-Schäffer), cistivora (Peyerimhoff), pseudocistivora sp.n., liguricella (Klimesch), ladaniphila (Mendes) and tingitella (Walsingham). The genus occurs in central Europe and the mediterranean region. Full descriptions, including figures of genitalia, and details of biology are given and a key to the species is provided. A tentative phylogeny is discussed. Primary types have been checked, and five lecto-types have been designated. Stigmella diniensis (Klimesch) is for the first time reported as feeding on Cistaceae, and redescribed.

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