<i>Elachista saarelai</i> sp. n. (Lepidoptera, Elachistidae: Elachistinae), a new species from southern Finland

  • Lauri Kaila Finnish Museum of Natural History, Zoological Museum, P. O. Box 17, FI-00014 University of Helsinki
  • Leo Sippola Ratsutilantie 4 E, FI-33960 Pirkkala

Abstract

Elachista (Elachista) saarelai sp. n. is described on the basis of specimens reared from larvae in southern Finland. The new species belongs to the Elachista tetragonella group, and is a close relative of E. trapeziella Stainton, E. ornithopodella Frey, E. occidentalis Frey and E. kebneella Traugott-Olsen & Schmidt Nielsen. It differs from all these species by details in morphology and life history. The new species inhabits sheltered habitats. Carex digitata and probably also C. pediformis are recorded as its host plants. Diagnostic characters and illustrations are provided for the close relatives of E. saarelai sp. n.
How to Cite
Kaila, L., & Sippola, L. (1). <i>Elachista saarelai</i&gt; sp. n. (Lepidoptera, Elachistidae: Elachistinae), a new species from southern Finland. Entomologica Fennica, 21(3), 129-138. Retrieved from https://journal.fi/entomolfennica/article/view/3835
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