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Lampronia quinquepunctata Nielsen

Olle Pellmyr
Containing group: Lampronia

Adult Characteristics

Depicted in Nielsen (1982). Male wingspan 14 mm. Forewing relatively narrow, gray-brown with faint violet sheen, costal margin white, with five white marks on costa (2) and near (1) or on (2) termen; hindwing sparsely set with dark gray scales. Female unknown.

Comparison with Similar Species

Said to differ from the proposed sister species novempunctata in having a white costa, and a white fringe zone that reaches neither apex nor tornus; it also has about four fewer spots than novempunctata. 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 early June at 3300 m in an area with scattered Acer and Rhododendron shrubs.


Holotype in EIHU.


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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