New data on Tineidae and Meessiidae from the Canary Islands, Spain (Lepidoptera: Tineoidea)




Lepidoptera, Tineoidea, new species, Canary Islands (Spain), Madeira (Portugal)


The list of Tineidae and Meessiidae from the Canary Islands is updated. Two species are described: Rhodobates carsteni Falck, Gaedike & Vives, sp. n. (Spain: Lanzarote) and Tinea laurisilvaella Falck, Gaedike & Vives, sp. n. (Spain: La Gomera, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Portugal: Madeira). The female genitalia of Infurcitinea canaricola Gaedike, 2019 (Spain: La Palma) is described, hitherto only known from one male. Two species are recorded for the first time from the Canary Islands: Nemapogon variatella (Clemens, 1860) (Tenerife) and Elatobia fuliginosella (Lienig & Zeller, 1846) (Tenerife) and one species Tinea trinotella Thunberg, 1794 is removed from the list. Adults and genitalia of the new species and I. canaricola are illustrated. The taxonomic results are supported by DNA barcodes from sequencing of the 658 bp fragment of the mitochondrial COI gene.


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Falck, P., Gaedike, R., & Vives Moreno, A. (2020). New data on Tineidae and Meessiidae from the Canary Islands, Spain (Lepidoptera: Tineoidea). SHILAP Revista De lepidopterología, 48(191), 487–497.




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