Ectoedemia (Etainia) obtusa Puplesis & Diškus, new for Europe: taxonomy, distribution and biology (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2002
Authors:E. J. van Nieukerken, Laštůvka A.
Journal:Nota Lepidopterologica
Date Published:2002-11-15
Keywords:Croatia, Ectoedemia ( Etainia), Ectoedemia biarmita, Ectoedemia leptognathus, Ectoedemia obtusa, Etainia, Europe, France, Fraxinus, Italy, Lepidoptera, Nepticulidae, Spain

Ectoedemia (Etainia) obtusa (Puplesis & Diškus), described from Turkmenistan, is for the first time recorded from Europe: Spain, France, Italy and Croatia. It has been reared from cocoons, partly found on trunks of Fraxinus ornus L., which is considered to be its probable host. The female is described here for the first time and the male redescribed and illustrated. A checklist and key of the seven Western Palaearctic species of the subgenus are provided.

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