Contribution to the knowledge of South Italian Gelechiidae (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea)




Lepidoptera, Gelechioidea, Gelechiidae, biodiversity, fauna, DNA barcoding, Italy


We provide data concerning 39 species of Gelechiidae collected in Calabria and Basilicata regions, Italy. Twenty-three species are new for the studied area and six new for southern Italy. Most interesting are the records of Cosmardia moritzella (Treitschke, 1835), recorded only in the Alps so far, Aroga pascuicola (Staudinger, 1871), Oxypteryx immaculatella (Douglas, 1850), and Helcystogramma lamprostoma (Zeller, 1847), new for the Italian mainland, and Aproaerema cinctelloides (Nel & Varenne, 2012), new for the Italian fauna.


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Timossi, G., Bevacqua, L., Hausmann, A., & Scalercio, S. (2023). Contribution to the knowledge of South Italian Gelechiidae (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea). SHILAP Revista De lepidopterología, 51(203), 483–502.