Triberta helianthemella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1861), Herrich-Schaffer, 1861

Prins, Jurate De, Davis, Donald R., Coninck, Eliane De, Sohn, Jae-Cheon & Triberti, Paolo, 2013, Systematics, phylogeny and biology of a new genus of Lithocolletinae (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) associated with Cistaceae, Zootaxa 3741 (2), pp. 201-227: 219-220

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3741.2.1

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scientific name

Triberta helianthemella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1861)
status

comb. nov.

Triberta helianthemella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1861)   , comb. nov.

Lithocoiletis helianthemella   —Herrich-Schäffer (1860–1862: 20, nr. 89; pl. 18, fig. 115) [an incorrect subsequent spelling of the generic name].

Lithocolletis helianthemella   —Wocke 1861: 127; 1871: 329; Walker 1864: 908; Mann 1867: 841; Stainton 1867: 35; Jourdheuille 1870: 133, 254; Chambers 1877: 84; 1878: 150; Staudinger 1880: 412; Steudel & Hofmann 1882: 230; Roüast 1884: 138; Nickerl 1894: 29; Disqué 1908: 82; Hering 1927: 463 [mines only], Knitschke 1927: 97; Le Marchand 1932: 41; 1936: 111; 1939: 258; Eckstein 1933: 163; Klimesch 1942: 387 [a misidentification of L. cistifoliella Groschke   , see Klimesch 1956: 215); Groschke 1944: 122; Weber 1945: 389; Gregor & Povolný 1950: 135, 140; Amsel 1951: 422; Osthelder 1951: 217; Hartig 1956: 136; 1964: 177; Hartwieg 1958: 117; Bouček 1959: 131, 180; 1961: 21; Bradley et al. 1969: 28; Kuznetzov 1981: 170, 173, 234, 296, 301 (the illustration Fig. 272 / 1 on p. 297 is a misidentification of L. cistifoliella   ); Szöcs 1981: 216.

Phyllonorycter helianthemella   —Klimesch 1979: 155, 156; Leraut 1980: 62; 1997: 96; Derra 1985: 367; Gregor 1986: 229; Laštůvka & Marek 1992: 62; Huemer & Tarmann 1993: 30; Vives Moreno 1994: 54, 557; Gaedike et al. 1995: 18; Buszko 1996: 52; Gregor & Patočka 2001: 34; Fazekas 2002: 297; Szabóky et al. 2002: 29; Huemer & Triberti 2004: 180; Biesenbaum 2005: 23, 140, 141; De Prins & De Prins 2005: 300; Laštůvka & Liška 2005: 6; Huemer & Erlebach 2007: 272; Pastorális 2008: 95, 101; Patočka & Kulfan 2009: 56; SwissLepTeam 2010: 49; Huemer 2013: 53.

Translation of the original description:

89. Lithocoiletis [sic] helianthemella   m.—f. 115.

[According to my analytical table it is near L. acerifoliella   , but certainly different from it. The pattern on the forewing does not consist of 3 golden, “broken” transverse bands, edged on both sides with black and basally coloured golden, but of 4 black chevrons which do not reach either the costa nor the dorsum; in the apex a black transverse line and a black dot.

The larva mines in September and early October on the underside of Helianthemum vulgare   , mainly the larger leaves, in rocky, shadow-rich localities near Regensburg. It is 2 ” long; yellow, with faint green transparent gut; with single, fine hairs; head and first 3 legs brownish; head black, last abdominal segments brown; ventral side yellow with central row of brown dots (shining gut canal). In mid-September or October it makes an oval, flat, whitish spinning on a leaf in which it pupates after a few days before hibernating; from 29 larvae only 1 made its cocoon inside the mine.

The larva of the summer generation is full-grown at the end of June and the adult emerges mid-July; only this have we reared thus far, and moreover just 1 specimen, but we await more in springtime (Ottm. Hofmann).]

Lectotype designation. Gottlieb August Wilhelm Herrich-Schäffer (1799–1874) was an occasional insect dealer of mainly Lepidoptera   , who sold insects either directly or sometimes via Zoologische-Mineralogische Verein Regensburg. His private collection via Otto Staudinger and Andreas Bang-Haas was sold in parts and can be found in the following museums: 1) via the collection of O. Staudinger to the Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universität, Berlin; 2) via the collection of M. J. Bastelberger to the Zoologische Staatssammlung, Munich; 3) via the collections of O. Hofmann and Th. Walsingham to the Natural History Museum, London (Horn & Kahle 1935–1937). Five specimens (3 males and 2 females) were found in the collection of ZMHB which belonged to the collection of Staudinger, and were identified as ‘ helianthemella   ’ and were collected and reared in Regensburg without indication which specimen is the name bearing type. We believe that these five specimens were originally collected by Gottlieb August Wilhelm Herrich-Schäffer and sold to Otto Staudinger ( Figs 11–15 View FIGURES 10 – 15 ). The phenotype of the male specimen bearing the label of the genitalia slide TRB 3935 ♂ most closely resembles the original description. Therefore, we designate it as the lectotype ( Fig. 11 View FIGURES 10 – 15 ).

Here we designate the following male specimen as the lectotype of Lithocolletis helianthemella Herrich-Schäffer, 1861   :

♂, [1]‘Rgsbg.’[handwritten]; [2]‘ex coll. Staudinger’; [3] genitalia slide TRB 3935 ♂, in ZMHB ( Figs 11 View FIGURES 10 – 15 , 17 View FIGURES 16 – 21 ). Paralectotypes: 2 ♂, 2 ♀:

♂, [1] ‘Regensburg’ [handwritten]; [2] ‘ex coll. Staudinger’; [3] genitalia slide TRB 3945 ♂, in ZMHB ( Figs 12 View FIGURES 10 – 15 , 18 View FIGURES 16 – 21 ) ♂, [1] ‘Regensb’. [handwritten]; [2] ‘ex coll. Staudinger’, in ZMHB ( Fig. 13 View FIGURES 10 – 15 ).

Remarks: the sub-triangular shape of the distal half of valva in the male genitalia is variable within the type series ( Figs 17, 18 View FIGURES 16 – 21 ).

♀, [1] ‘Regensburg’ [handwritten]; [2] ‘ex coll. Staudinger’, in ZMHB ( Fig. 14 View FIGURES 10 – 15 ). ♀, [1] ‘Regensburg’ [handwritten]; [2] ‘ex coll. Staudinger’, [3] ‘Coll. Led.’, in ZMHB ( Fig. 15 View FIGURES 10 – 15 ).