Notocelia mediterranea (Obraztsov, 1952) - a widespread cryptic species in Europe (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)




Lepidoptera, Tortricidae, Notocelia mediterranea, Notocelia incarnatana, new records, barcoding, habitus, female genitalia, Europe


Notocelia mediterranea (Obraztsov, 1952) was until recently widely overlooked and combined with its sister
species, Notocelia incarnatana (Hübner, [1800]). However, detailed evaluation of forewing pattern and genitalia of both sexes, as well as DNA barcode divergence clearly support the existence of two separate species. A brief comparison of the habitus of both species, as well as photographs of adults and genitalia of both sexes are given. Female genitalia of Notocelia mediterranea are detailed here for the first time. First records for Spain, France, Austria, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Greece, Croatia, and Montenegro are also given.


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How to Cite

Sumpich, J., Huemer, P., Nel, J., & Varenne, T. (2023). Notocelia mediterranea (Obraztsov, 1952) - a widespread cryptic species in Europe (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). SHILAP Revista De lepidopterología, 51(204), 593–604.