Altenia perspersella ( Wocke, 1862 )

Landry, Jean-François, Nazari, Vazrick, Dewaard, Jeremy R., Mutanen, Marko, Lopez-Vaamonde, Carlos, Huemer, Peter & Hebert, Paul D. N., 2013, Shared but overlooked: 30 species of Holarctic Microlepidoptera revealed by DNA barcodes and morphology, Zootaxa 3749 (1), pp. 1-93: 39

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3749.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:7E42ED11-1157-4E77-976D-CB39AA1C9EFE

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03BD87FF-4946-9E5C-069D-FC7EFE41F9F0

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scientific name

Altenia perspersella ( Wocke, 1862 )
status

 

25. Altenia perspersella ( Wocke, 1862)   ( Gelechiidae   : Gelechiinae   )

Gelechia perspersella Wocke, 1862: 236   . Type locality: Norway.

BOLD:AAE2251

Palearctic distribution. Northern Europe, from Scandinavia and the Baltic republics to Russia ( Huemer & Karsholt 1999).

New North American records. Canada: Manitoba, Churchill , 30 Jul 2009, 1 ♂ ( CNC)   ; Yukon, summit of Grey Mountain , alpine zone, swept from alpine vegetation in afternoon, 14 Jul 2006, 1 ♂ ( CNC)   .

Diagnosis. Externally the forewings have three irregular transverse bands of pale grey over a darker brown ground colour. The male genitalia are highly distinctive: the tegumen is narrowly transverse; the uncus is bifid with long, incurved digitiform lobes; the gnathos is absent; the valva is shorter than the uncus lobes and acuminate; the vinculum is narrowly transverse; the phallus is broad, short, stubby. The female genitalia are not especially distinctive compared to many other Gelechiidae   : the ostium is ill-defined, weakly sclerotized, crescentic; the ductus bursae is membranous, longer than the ovipositor; and the signum is suboval, sub-divided, with serrate edges.

Larval host. Empetrum nigrum   ( Empetraceae   ), a circumpolar plant.

Note. The species was listed by Lee et al. (2009) based on a communication from JFL about the Yukon record here reported. The species is undoubtedly Holarctic and likely distributed in the northern parts of North America where its food plant occurs.

CNC

Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Gelechiidae

Genus

Altenia

Loc

Altenia perspersella ( Wocke, 1862 )

Landry, Jean-François, Nazari, Vazrick, Dewaard, Jeremy R., Mutanen, Marko, Lopez-Vaamonde, Carlos, Huemer, Peter & Hebert, Paul D. N. 2013
2013
Loc

Gelechia perspersella

Wocke, M. F. 1862: 236
1862