New records of Tineidae from the maltese islands including description of a new species Eudarcia melitensis sp. n. (Lepidoptera)

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Bulletin of the entomological society of Malta, Volume 3, p.9-17 (2010)


Lepidoptera, Tineidae, Eudarcia melitensis sp.n, new records, Malta


A new species of Tineidae, Eudarcia melitensis sp.n is described. Ovum, larva, larval case, male and female genitalia and biology of the species are described and illustrated. Four species, Eudarcia derrai, Proterospastis autochthones, Phereoeca lodli and Tinea messalina are recorded for the first time from the Maltese Islands. E. derrai is redescribed including description of larva, larval case, female genitalia and habitat.
Eight previously recorded species are also confirmed.