Elachista bedellella

Kaila, Lauri, 2007, A taxonomic revision of the Elachista bedellella (Sircom) complex (Lepidoptera: Elachistidae: Elachistinae), Zootaxa 1629, pp. 1-25: 3

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.179345

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:67BD2809-0B03-4535-B628-C92AD04DD07A

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/DC296653-CE3E-5401-55EA-ECDEFA599AAB

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Plazi

scientific name

Elachista bedellella
status

 

Key to the males of the species of the Elachista bedellella   complex

1. Forewing with distinct markings ................................................................................................................. 2

- Forewing unicolorous or with indistinct pattern ........................................................................................ 6

2. Forewing pattern consisting of bright ochreous markings on white ground colour ..................... E. dorinda  

- Forewing pattern consisting of nearly white, more or less discernible transverse fasciae on grey or brown ground colour .............................................................................................................................................. 3

3. The medially confluent costal and tornal spots that form the outer fascia situated nearly opposite to each other ............................................................................................................................................................ 4

- Costal spot situated distinctly closer to apex than dorsal spot ................................................................... 5

4. Forewing ground colour greyish brown ( Figs. 1, 2 View FIGURES 1 – 6 ); cornutus large ( Figs. 58 View FIGURE 58 A, B) ............... E. bedellella  

- Forewing ground colour pale grey ( Figs. 17, 18 View FIGURES 13 – 18 ), cornutus minute ( Figs. 59 View FIGURE 59 G, H) .................. E. camilla  

5. Dorsally directed sac of the juxta sharp distally; juxta lobes basally only somewhat broader than distally ( Fig. 21 View FIGURES 19 – 25 ); cornutus small ( Figs. 58 View FIGURE 58 D, E) ..................................................................................... E. titanella  

- Dorsally directed sac of the juxta blunt distally; juxta lobes broad as in Fig. 24 View FIGURES 19 – 25 ; cornutus large with prom- inent tooth ( Figs. 59 View FIGURE 59 E, F) ....................................................................................................... E. versicolora  

6. Cornutus absent ........................................................................................................................... E. antonia  

- Cornutus present ......................................................................................................................................... 7

7. Juxta lobes broad as in Fig. 24 View FIGURES 19 – 25 ................................................................................................ E. versicolora  

- Juxta lobes slenderer than in Fig. 24 View FIGURES 19 – 25 ........................................................................................................... 8

8. Dorsally directed sac of the juxta distally sharp; cornutus small as in Figs, 58 E, F ................... E. titanella  

- Dorsally directed sac of the juxta distally blunt; cornutus large as in Figs 58 View FIGURE 58 C, D, 59 A, B ...................... 9

9. Cornutus with acute tooth ( Fig. 58 View FIGURE 58 C, D) as long as diameter of the basal plate of cornutus E. lugdunensis  

- Cornutus with small, blunt tooth ( Fig. 59 View FIGURE 59 A, B) length of which 1 / 4 of the diameter of the basal plate of cornutus....................................................................................................................................... E. slivenica