Sruoga, V. & P.
Ivinskis: Elachistidae of Lithuania
/ Lietuvos Elachistidai
(Lepidoptera). 2005. 24 x 17 cm. 232 pages. 26 colour plates with all species
illustrated. To each species male and female genitalia drawings, distribution
map and English summary. Main text in Lithuanian. Hardback.
EUR 75.00 / DKK
book presents long-term data on the leaf-mining moth family Elachistidae of the
Lithuanian fauna. The introductory chapters give an overview of research history
in Lithuania and a thorough description of field and laboratory methods. Broad
coverage of morphology and biology of elachistid moths is provided and species
identification keys are compiled. Besides the 39 species known from Lithuania,
the book includes 20 more species that are distributed in the neighbouring
countries and potential for lithuania. Each species is dealt with using the
following format: Material examined; Differential diagnosis (based on external
features and genitalia); description, Male genitalia; Female genitalia; Biology;
Distribution; Notes; English summary. The book is illustrated with colour plates
with 104 water colours of all 59 species dealt with. Line drawings of male and
female genitalia and map of the European distribution are provided for each
species. Individual variations of male and female genitalia of some species are
discussed and illustrated. The text is in Lithuanian with identification keys
and summaries in English for each species.