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Megacraspedus laseni sp. nov. (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) from the Dolomites of north-eastern Italy

World Biodiversity Association Onlus, c/o Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Lungadige Porta Vittoria 9, Verona, Italy
Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen, Sammlungs- und Forschungszentrum, Tiroler Landesmuseen Betriebsges.m.b.H., 6060 Hall in Tirol, Austria.
Lepidoptera Alps Belluno Anomologinae morphology DNA barcoding new species new synonymy


Megacraspedus laseni sp. nov. is described from Dolomiti Bellunesi (Veneto Region, Prov. Belluno, Italy). The habitus of the adult and male genitalia are described and illustrated whereas the female sex remains unknown. The new species belongs to the Megacraspedus pentheres species group and is closely related to the southern alpine M. eburnellus Huemer & Karsholt, 2001 from which it differs in morphological characters and in DNA barcode sequence. Megacraspedus carolustertius Gastón & Vives, 2020 is synonymized with M. quadristictus Lhomme, 1946, syn. nov.



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