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Micropterix eatoniella Heath, 1986

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Micropterix eatoniella Heath, 1986: 28-29, fig. 16
Type locality: Algeria, Bone [=Annaba]
Type: Holotype : Algeria, Bone, 13.IV.1903, Eaton, 14015; genitalia preparation J. Heath no. 162; in coll. BMNH

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:
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Habit:

Scheme of wing pattern:

Description of adults: Examined: Original description by Heath (1986). "Forewing length: 3.1 mm; 3.4-3.6 mm. Wing expanse: 6.8 mm; 7.1-7.7 mm. Head pale golden, antenna golden fuscous. Thorax golden; tegulae golden. Forewing dark golden, edge of costa from base to one-third bronzy purple without markings; cilia golden. Hindwing bronzy golden; cilia bronzy golden. Abdomen golden."

Distribution:

Following Heath (1986), the species is only known from the type locality Annaba in Algeria.

Biology:

There arenīt any data available about the biology of M. eatoniella.

Stages in development:

The early stages are unknown.

Anatomy:

     
-genitalia      
Picture from: © Heath 1986, modified
Detailed view
     

Genitalia. "Uncus long and slender, club-shaped; accessory clasper with 15 more or less hooked setae arranged in four groups on inner surface and a large ventral lobe. Anal lobe serrate-edged. Clasper acutely spatulate with two rows of moderately short, stout setae on inner surface of distal end and four long, stout, postbasal setae on inner surface." (Heath 1986)

Worth knowing:

Sources:

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

Publication data:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2010.11.16
Kurz Michael: 2012.07.13
Kurz Michael: 2012.11.07
Kurz Michael: 2019.09.04
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