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On the identity of Tinea tunbergella Fabricius, 1787 and Tinea thunbergella Fabricius, 1794 (Lepidoptera: Micropterigidae, Gracillariidae)

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The moths described by Fabricius in 1787 and 1794 as Tinea tunbergella and T. thunbergella respectively are not conspecific. The former name is valid for a micropterigid whereas the latter is a junior subjective synonym of the gracillarid Caloptilia alchimiella (Scopoli). A neotype of the former and a lectotype of the latter are designated.

Affiliations: 1: J. Heath, Inst. ofTerrest. Ecol., Monks Wood Exptl. Sta., Huntingdon, Cambs., England; 2: N. P. Kristensen & E. Schmidt Nielsen, Zool. Mus., Univ. of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark


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