Triecphorella geniculata

(Horvath, 1881)



BL ♂: mm; ♀: mm. Base color black, thorax completely black. Legs with red knees. Forewings with only a red, posterior band (which in some cases is reduced to one or two spots) not reaching the edge. 


  • Male aedeagus: shaft short and straight. Spine-like appendages short, less than half the length of the shaft.



Only known from the Balkan peninsula.

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