Sophronia gelidella Nordman, 1941

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: 40-41

publication ID

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

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

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scientific name

Sophronia gelidella Nordman, 1941
status

 

28. Sophronia gelidella Nordman, 1941   ( Gelechiidae   : Gelechiidae   )

Sophronia gelidella Nordman, 1941: 21   . Type locality: Finland.

BOLD:AAF4739

Palearctic distribution. Northern Europe , Russia   .

New North American records. Canada: Yukon, summit of Grey Mountain , alpine zone, swept from alpine vegetation with extensive patches of Dryas   in afternoon 14 Jul 2006, 2 ♂ ( CNC, POHL)   .

Diagnosis. This species has the forewing with a slightly arcuate tip which is quite distinctive. In the forewing the apex is dark brown contrasting with the paler disc and is preceded by a paler transverse, chevron band. In male genialia, the uncus is slightly indented apically, the gnathos is a large hook, the valvae are thin, straight rods with a clubbed apex, the saccular processes are very thin and less than half the length of the valvae, and the phallus distal half has a sclerotized rod and a subapical dentiform process. In female genitalia, the posterior apophyses are longer than the ductus bursae, S8 including the ostium weakly sclerotized, smooth, the narrowly funnel-shaped antrum is well sclerotized and reaches about three-quarters the length of anterior apophyses, and the signum is a sublinguiform plate with irregular edges and more darkly melanized extremities.

Larval host. Dryas octopetala   ( Rosaceae   ). No specimens have apparently been reared from larvae, but one specimen in the Zoological Museum of Oulu, Finland, was reared from a pupa found between two leaves of Dryas (MM)   . Also, the adult occurrence is always restricted to sites with Dryas   .

Note. This is likely another Holarctic species with an arctic-alpine distribution in North America where its food plant occurs. The Yukon records (two male specimens) were collected on a mountain in the alpine zone with an abundance of Dryas     .

CNC

Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Gelechiidae

Genus

Sophronia

Loc

Sophronia gelidella Nordman, 1941

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

Sophronia gelidella

Nordman, A. F. 1941: 21
1941