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Micropterix turkmeniella Kuznetsov, 1960

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Micropteryx turkmeniella Kuznetsov, 1960: 17
Type locality: Turkmenistan, Kara-Kala region, Ai-dere village
Type: Holotype : Turkmenistan, Kara-Kala region, Ai-dere village, in coll. Zool. Inst. Acad. Sci., St. Petersburg

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:


Besides the type locality in Turkmenistan, the species has recently been found also in northern Iran, at a height of 1300 m a.s.l. (Kurz & Kurz 2012).


Ivinskis (1989) found the species at the shore of the river Aiderinka, where the animals came to a mercury-vapour lamp at night. The animals are on the wing from early May (Ivinskis 1989) till mid June (Kurz & Kurz 2012).

Stages in development:

The early stages are unknown.

Worth knowing:


Ivinskis, P. P. 1989. Redescription of Micropterix turkmeniella V. KUZNETSOV, 1960 (Lepidoptera: Micropterigidae). Phegea 17 (3): 105-106.
Kurz, M. A. & M. E. Kurz 2000–2012. Naturkundliches Informationssystem. – URL: http://www.nkis.info [online 22 August 2012].
Kuznetsov, V. I. 1960. On the Fauna and Biology of Lepidoptera of the Western Kopet-Dagh. Trudy Zoologicheskogo Instituta Akademii Nauk SSSR, Leningrad 27: 17.

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2012.08.22
not reviewed