Elachista karsticola Varenne & Nel, 2018

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

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4595287

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03CC87D5-B24E-DF13-FF36-FF24FED18EED

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scientific name

Elachista karsticola Varenne & Nel, 2018
status

 

Elachista karsticola Varenne & Nel, 2018  

Elachista karsticola Varenne & Nel, 2018: 6   , figs. 10–11.

Examined material. Holotype Ƌ: France, Alpes-Maritimes , Courségoules, 950 m, 12.IV.2017, Th. Varenne leg., genitalia slide JN n°31706 ( RCTV).  

BOLD Specimen ID TLMF 25313; BOLD Sequence ID LEGEL367-18.

BIN: BOLD:ABW4899

Identity: Elachista maculosella Chrétien, 1896   , syn. nov. ( Fig. 10 View FIGURE 10 )

Remarks. Elachista karsticola   was described from a male holotype and separated from the randomly selected species of the E. bifasciella   species-group E. sebastella Kaila, 2015   , E. sulcsiella Savenkov, 2013   , E. orstadii Palm, 1943   and E. gruenewaldi Parenti, 2002   on genitalia characters ( Varenne & Nel 2018). The species was recently included in the World Catalogue of Elachistidae   as valid taxon ( Kaila 2019). However, the successfully sequenced holotype shares the barcode with E. maculosella   , a species described from France and corresponding in morphology but not considered as potential conspecific by Varenne & Nel (2018).According to Kaila (pers. comm.) the taxon falls in the range of intraspecific variation of E. maculosella   . We therefore synonymize E. karsticola   with E. maculosella   .

TLMF

Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Elachistidae

Genus

Elachista

Loc

Elachista karsticola Varenne & Nel, 2018

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

Elachista karsticola

Varenne, T. & Nel, J. 2018: 6
2018