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Micropterix purpureopennella Heath, 1986

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Micropterix purpureopennella Heath, 1986: 31-32, fig. 21, 22
Type locality: Algeria, Philippeville [=Skikda]
Type: Holotype : Algeria, Philippeville, 3.V.1904, Walsingham, 97825; genitalia preparation J. Heath no. 197; in coll. BMNH

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:


The species is only known from the type locality Philippeville (= skikda) in Algeria (Heath, 1986).


Nothing is known about the biology of M. purpureopennella.

Stages in development:

The early stages are unknown.


Picture from: © Heath 1986, modified
Detailed view

Worth knowing:


Heath, J. 1986. The Micropterigid fauna of north Africa (Lepidoptera, Zeugloptera). Entomologist´s Gazette 37:17-32, 126

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2010.11.16
Kurz Michael: 2012.07.13
not reviewed


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