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Lampronia novempunctata Nielsen

Olle Pellmyr
Containing group: Lampronia

Adult Characteristics

Depicted in Nielsen (1982). Female wingspan 12 mm. Forewing relatively narrow, dark brown with violet or reddish sheen, with nine white marks including a basal streak, 3 spots on costa and 3 on termen, and 2 in distal portion; hindwing sparsely set with dark gray scales that increase in density toward apex. Male unknown.

Comparison with Similar Species

Said to differ from the proposed sister species quinquepunctata in having more white spots, a non- isolated fringe along costa, a white fringe zone from apex to tornus. Both taxa have narrower wings and a more produced apex than all other Lampronia species.

Host, Oviposition, and Larval Feeding Habits

No information is available.

Geographic Distribution

The single known specimen was collected in Nepal.


Collected in mid July at 2400 m.


Holotype in ELUO.


Nielsen, E.S. 1982. Incurvariidae and Prodoxidae from the Himalayan area (Lepidoptera: Incurvarioidea). Ins. Matsum. 26:187-200.

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University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, USA

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