Cymatophorina

Cymatophorina is a monotypic moth genus of the family Drepanidae first described by Arnold Spuler in 1908. Its only species, Cymatophorina diluta, the oak lutestring[1] or lesser lutestring,[2] was described by Michael Denis and Ignaz Schiffermüller in 1775.[1] It is found in much of Europe,[3] with subspecies Cymatophorina diluta hartwiegi occurring in Britain.[1]

Cymatophorina
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Scientific classification
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Cymatophorina

Spuler, 1908
Species:
C. diluta
Binomial name
Cymatophorina diluta
Synonyms
  • Pachycera Stephens, in Anonymous 1827
  • Noctua diluta Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
  • Cymatophorima diluta
  • Noctua abietis Ernst & Engramelle, 1785
  • Bombyx undata Fabricius, 1787
  • Bombyx bistrigata Borkhausen, 1790
  • Bombyx fasciculosa Borkhausen, 1790
  • Polyploca diluta f. hartwiegi Reisser, 1927

The wingspan is 33–36 mm. The species is univoltine.[1][4] Adults are on wing between late July and early October,[4] depending on location. Subspecies Cymatophorina diluta hartwiegi flies in August and September.[1]

The larvae feed on the leaves of oak trees.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "65.014 BF1658 Oak Lutestring Cymatophorina diluta ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)". UKMoths. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  2. ^ Savela, Markku. "Cymatophorima diluta (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Distribution Table Cymatophorina diluta". Fauna Europaea. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Cymatophorina diluta ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)". Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Belgium. Retrieved 18 August 2018.

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