A puzzle regarding the Siberian Ectoedemia jacutica (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae): re-examination and the first photographic documentation of the type series

Jonas R. Stonis, Asta Navickaitė, Arūnas Diškus


This article deals with Ectoedemia jacutica, a poorly known pygmy moth described by Puplesis from two specimens collected in Eastern Siberia, which later was synonymized with E.  agrimoniae (Frey), and recently with E. spiraeae Gregor & Povolnỳ. In the  present paper, the  type-series of E. jacutica is re-examined and, for the first time, illustrated with photographs of the adults and male genitalia. On the basis of comparison of E. jacutica with E. agrimoniae and E. spiraeae, it is assumed that E. jacutica represents a separate species.


Ectoedemia; Nepticulidae; Yakutia

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.6001/biologija.v61i3-4.3203


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