Four new Trifurcula species and additional faunal data on Nepticulidae from Italy (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2005
Authors:A. Laštůvka, Laštůvka Z.
Journal:Acta Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis
Date Published:2005-03
Keywords:Acalyptris, Acalyptris platani, Ectoedemia, Ectoedemia atrifrontella, Ectoedemia gilvipennella, glaucolepis, Italy, Lepidoptera, Levarchama, Nepticulidae, New species, Sicily, Stigmella, Stigmella alnetella, Stigmella basiguttella, Stigmella glutinosae, Stigmella hybnerella, Stigmella incognitella, Stigmella irregularis, Stigmella luteella, Stigmella plagicolella, Stigmella rolandi, Stigmella salicis, Stigmella trimaculella, Trifurcula, Trifurcula aurella, Trifurcula austriaca, Trifurcula baldensis, Trifurcula cytisanthi, Trifurcula etnensis, Trifurcula eurema, Trifurcula hamirella, Trifurcula ortneri, Trifurcula saturejae, Trifurcula subnitidella, Trifurcula thymi, Trifurcula trasaghica, Zimmermannia

Four species of the genus Trifurcula Zeller, 1848 are described from Italy: Trifurcula (Trifurcula) aetnensis sp. n. on Genista aetnensis (Biv.) DC., T. (T) cytisanthi sp. n. on Genista radiata (L.) Scop., both close to T (T) aurella Rebel, 1933; T. (T) baldensis sp. n. on Genista radiata close to T. (T) immundella (Zeller, 1839), and T. (T) trasaghica sp. n. on Corothamnus decumbens (Durande) Spach similar to T. (T.) pallidella (Duponchel, 1843), but more close to T. (F) beirnei Puplesis, 1984 and T. (T.) squamatella Stainton, 1849. Additional faunal data on the family Nepticulidae are given from Italy: 4 species are new for Italy: Stigmella irregularis Puplesis, 1994, Trifurcula thymi (Szocs, 1965), T. ortneri (Klimesch, 1951) and T. austriaca van Nieukerken, 1990; 17 species are new for Sicily: Stigmella luteella (Stainton, 1857), S. glutinosae (Stainton, 1858), S. alnetella (Stainton, 1856), S. rolandi van Nieukerken, 1990, S. hybnerella (Hubner, 1813), S. salicis (Stainton, 1854), S. trimaculella (Haworth, 1828), S. plagicolella (Stainton, 1854), S. incognitella (Herrich-Schaffer, 1855), S. basiguttella (Heinemann, 1862), Acalyptris platani (Muller-Rutz, 1934), Trifurcula saturejae (Parenti, 1963), T. eurema (Tuft, 1899), T. subnitidella (Duponchel, 1843), T. aurella Rebel, 1933, Ectoedemia atrontella (Stainton, 1851) and E. gilvipennella (Klimesch, 1946).Trifurcula- ( Trifurcula- ) baldensis- ( Nepticulidae- ) : Sp-nov, Italy-, P.-8;Trifurcula- ( Trifurcula- ) cytisanthi- ( Nepticulidae- ) : Sp-nov, Italy-, P.-8;Trifurcula- ( Trifurcula- ) etnensis- ( Nepticulidae- ) : Sp-nov, Sicily-, P.-7, Also-spelt-Trifurcula ( Trifurcula- ) aetnensis;Trifurcula- ( Trifurcula- ) trasaghica- ( Nepticulidae- ) : Sp-nov, Italy-, P.-9

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