Micropterix

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Micropterix
Micropterix.aureatella.jpg
Micropterix aureatella (Scopoli, 1763)
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Micropterix

Hübner, 1825
Species

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Synonyms
  • Micropteryx Zeller, 1839
  • Eriocephala Curtis, 1839
  • Microptericina Zagulajev, 1983
  • Electrocrania Kuznezov, 1941

Micropterix is a genus of small primitive metallic moths in the insect order Lepidoptera within the family Micropterigidae that is distributed across Europe south to North Africa and east as far as Japan.

Description[edit]

Mandibles developed. No tongue. Labial palpi obsolete. Posterior tibiae with spurs placed in groups of bristles. Forewings : vein 7 to costa, vein 11 connected by bar with vein 12, 12 giving rise to an additional vein (13) about middle. Hindwings as forewings, but vein 13 usually absent.

Species[edit]

It contains the species:

External links[edit]

  • Beccaloni, G.; Scoble, M.; Kitching, I.; Simonsen, T.; Robinson, G.; Pitkin, B.; Hine, A.; Lyal, C., eds. (2003). "Micropterix". The Global Lepidoptera Names Index. Natural History Museum. Edit this at Wikidata
  • Micropterix at Butterflies and Moths of the World, Natural History Museum Edit this at Wikidata
  • Data related to Micropterix at Wikispecies