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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Acanthopteroctetidae
Genus: Catapterix
Zagulajev & Sinev, 1988
Species: C. crimaea

C. tianshanica

Catapterix is a genus of moths, formerly considered monotypic, in the Acanthopteroctetidae family. Catapterix crimaea was its sole known species until the formal description of Catapterix tianshanica in 2016.[1]

Its type species, C. crimaea, is found on the Crimea Peninsula in Ukraine.[2] whereas C. tianshanica is described from Kyrgyzstan.[1]


Some authors place it in the monotypic family Catapterigidae.[3]