A puzzle regarding the Siberian Ectoedemia jacutica (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae): re-examination and the first photographic documentation of the type series

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2015
Authors:J. R. Stonis, Navickaite, A., Diškus, A.
Date Published:2015-12
Keywords:Ectoedemia agrimoniae, Ectoedemia jacutica, Ectoedemia spiraeae, Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae, Russia, Siberia

This article deals with Ectoedemia jacutica, a poorly known pygmy moth described by Puplesis from two specimens collected in Eastern Siberia, which later was synonymized with E. agrimoniae (Frey), and recently with E. spiraeae Gregor & Povolnỳ. In the present paper, the type-series of E. jacutica is re-examined and, for the first time, illustrated with photographs of the adults and male genitalia. On the basis of comparison of E. jacutica with E. agrimoniae and E. spiraeae, it is assumed that E. jacutica represents a separate species.

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