1. Falter

2. Diagnose

2.1. Männchen

2.2. Weibchen

2.3. Genitalien

2.3.1. Männchen
2.3.2. Weibchen

2.4. Erstbeschreibung

3. Biologie

3.1. Nahrung der Raupe

  • [Lamiaceae:] Thymus praecox subsp. britannicus [= Thymus drucei]

Auf der [Artseite von ukmoths] ist zu lesen: "The larvae feed on wild thyme (Thymus drucei), often near a nest of the yellow ant (Lasius flavus), and form a silken gallery sometimes including debris from the ants' nest."

4. Weitere Informationen

4.1. Andere Kombinationen

4.2. Taxonomie

Plant (2016) zeichnet ein verwirrendes Bild: "Delplanqueia dilutella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) and Delplanqueia inscriptella (Duponchel, 1836): The separation of these two taxa as full species has been questioned, at least informally, by some researchers. Leraut (2014) indicates, via the medium of distribution maps, that the taxon dilutella occurs throughout Western and Eastern Europe, north into Fenno-Scandia, but is absent from the British Isles. In contrast, the map for the taxon inscriptella indicates a presence throughout Western Europe, including the south and west of the British Isles, extending east to include Italy but absent from Austria, Germany and all points east, including Bulgaria. This is simply not the case. Agassiz (2015) has shown that both taxa are present in the British Isles, with dilutella apparently confined to the far west and inscriptella more or less everywhere. This latter author also presents additional information on how the two taxa may be separated, but notes that this is often problematic. Almost all of the material examined from Bulgaria is in poor condition, having been salvaged from the bottoms of light traps, bulk-stored and then eventually transported to me for examination. Without exception, therefore, initial diagnoses of samples in the present study have been based on characters of the genitalia. In the male, the feature selected has been the size and shape of the single cornutus which is, essentially, long and thin in inscriptella and short and fat in dilutella (Plate 13). on this basis, the most frequently encountered taxon within Bulgaria is, without question, inscriptella. A small number of examples conforming to dilutella are occasionally encountered, but contrary to the situation in the British Isles, referred to above, both taxa may be present at the same site. More confusingly, however, is the regular appearance in Bulgarian light traps of intermediate examples, in which the cornutus cannot be, with particular confidence, allocated to either taxon. This may suggest that rather than there being two fully separated species there may be just one – in an active state of evolutionary divergence. The situation is compounded somewhat by the realisation that whilst the majority of males can be reliably allocated to the inscriptella taxon, the bulk of female examples appear to be referable to dilutella. This is not necessarily unexpected if there is a single species that is actively evolving."

4.3. Faunistik

Die Art wurde aus Südfrankreich ("du midi de la France") beschrieben.

Nach der Fauna Europaea [Fauna Europaea, last update 29 August 2013, version 2.6.2] wurde sie in Spanien, Frankreich und auf den Kanalinseln gefunden.

Im Abstract von Agassiz (2014) ist zu lesen: "Deplanqueia inscriptella (Duponchel) is added to the British list and differences from the closely related D. dilutella (Denis & Schiffermüller) are given. The history and biology are considered and the distribution of each species is given."

Schmid (2016) meldet die Art aus der Schweiz.

Plant (2016) zeichnet ein ganz anderes Bild, nach dem die Art auch in Bulgarien zu finden ist (siehe Abschnitt "Taxonomie").

Huemer (2019: 36-37) meldet den mit Barcoding abgesicherten Erstfund für Österreich.

(Autoren: Erwin Rennwald und Jürgen Rodeland)

4.4. Publikationsjahr der Erstbeschreibung

Woodward (1922: 379) [Digitalisat auf biodiversitylibrary.org] teilt die Publikationsjahre des Bandes mit. Demnach sind die Seiten 1-240 und die Tafeln 267-280 1836 erschienen, die Seiten 241-387 sowie die Tafeln 281-286 1837.

(Autor: Jürgen Rodeland)

4.5. Literatur

4.6. Informationen auf anderen Websites (externe Links)