On species related to Elachista deceptricula Staudinger, 1880 with descriptions of three new species (Lepidoptera: Elachistidae)

Lauri Jaakko Kaila, Kari Nupponen

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Abstract

The taxonomy of Palearctic Elachista species similar to E. deceptricula Staudinger, 1880 is revised. Five species are treated: E. spumella Caradja, 1920, E. deceptricula Staudinger, Elachista athroa Kaila, sp. n. from Turkey, E. conferta Kaila sp. n. from Spain, and E. sagara Kaila sp. n. from Kyrgyzstan. Lectotype is designated for E. spumella Caradja. These species are assigned to the Elachista dispilella complex sensu Kaila in Elachista subgenera Aphelosetia. The E. dispilella complex now comprises 24 species.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSHILAP
Volume45
Issue number179
Pages (from-to)415-428
Number of pages19
ISSN0300-5267
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2017
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
  • Lepidoptera
  • Elachistinae
  • Aphelosetia
  • Elachista dispilella group
  • Elachista dispilella complex
  • new species
  • taxonomy
  • COMPLEX LEPIDOPTERA
  • CLASSIFICATION
  • GELECHIOIDEA
  • PHYLOGENY

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