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Familia: Micropterigidae Herrich-Schäffer, 1855

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Type: Micropterix Hübner, 1825

Urmotten

Habit:

Micropterigids are of moth-like habit. They are mostly small (wingspan between 3 and 15 mm) and often beautifully coloured in purple, violet, silver and gold.

Distribution:

The family is distributed throughout all regions except the arctic and antartic areas.

Worth knowing:

Sources:

Kristensen, N. P. 1984a. Studies on the morphology and systematics of primitive Lepidoptera (Insecta). – Steenstrupia 10: 141–191.

Publication data:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2009.03.26
not reviewed

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