Elachista paracollitella Nel & Varenne, 2016

Huemer, Peter & Van Nieukerken, Erik J., 2021, Identity of some recently described Lepidoptera from France-re-assessed with DNA barcodes and morphology, Zootaxa 4941 (3), pp. 301-337: 329

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4941.3.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:EAFCA1C4-7C08-487F-BA6E-DD74D0A33E19

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03CC87D5-B24E-DF13-FF36-FB79FF5A8B1F

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scientific name

Elachista paracollitella Nel & Varenne, 2016
status

 

Elachista paracollitella Nel & Varenne, 2016  

Elachista paracollitella Nel & Varenne 2016b: 77   , figs. 9–10.

Examined material. Holotype Ƌ: France, Hérault , Aumelas, 180 m, 26.IV.2004, Th. Varenne leg., genitalia slide JN n°17544 ( RCTV).  

BOLD Specimen ID TLMF 22310; BOLD Sequence ID LEASS662-17.

BIN: none

Identity: Elachista paracollitella Nel & Varenne, 2016   , possible synonym of E. gormella Nielsen   & Traugott- Olsen, 1987.

Remarks. Elachista paracollitella   was described from a male holotype and 15 male paratypes ( Nel & Varenne 2016b). The species was separated from several related taxa particularly by subtle characters of male genitalia. In particular E. gormella   was discussed in detail and separated by diagnostic structures, and hence E. paracollitella   was included in the World Catalogue of Elachistidae   as valid taxon ( Kaila 2019). However, the holotype of E. paracollitella   is very close to E. gormella   in DNA barcode, with 98.65% similarity, indicating possible conspecificity. However, we hesitate to synonymize both species as the species group is in need of thorough revision (Kaila in litt.).

TLMF

Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Elachistidae

Genus

Elachista

Loc

Elachista paracollitella Nel & Varenne, 2016

Huemer, Peter & Van Nieukerken, Erik J. 2021
2021
Loc

Elachista paracollitella

Nel, J. & Varenne, T. 2016: 77
2016