A survey of Pterophoridae (Lepidoptera) of North-Eastern Sicily with new distributional records

D´Urso Vera, Marchese Giovanni, Nel Jacques
Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 48(1): 197-208, 2008
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Abstract: A survey of north-eastern Sicilian biotopes allowed us to increase the number of the Pterophoridae known on the island to a total of 59 species. The genus Adaina Tutt, 1905, and seven species, Adaina microdactyla (Hübner, 1813), Wheeleria spilodactyla (Curtis, 1827), Capperia celeusi (Frey, 1866), Capperia fusca (Hofmann, 1898), Stenoptilia grisescens Schawerda, 1933, Stenoptilia mariaeluisae Bigot & Picard, 2002, and Stenoptilia pelidnodactyla (Stein, 1837), are new for Sicily, and basic ecological data are given for these species. Some old records are confirmed and notes and comments on others are given.
Key words: Microlepidoptera, Pterophoridae, plume-moths, checklist, new records, faunistics, host plant, Italy, Sicily