Double trouble: Invasive insect species overlooked as a result of a shared name


(Pensoft Publishers) An invasive leaf-mining moth, feeding on cornelian cherry, has been gradually expanding into northern Europe under the cover of a taxonomic confusion for a period likely longer than 60 years. It has been sharing a name with another species. For the first time, a recent paper in the open access journal Nota Lepidopterologica properly distinguishes between the two insects and tries to reconstruct the invasion of the ‘true’ moth behind the name of Antispila treitschkiella.