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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.:


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."


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


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

Stages in development:

The early stages are unknown.


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:


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

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2010.11.16
Kurz Michael: 2012.07.13
Kurz Michael: 2012.11.07
Kurz Michael: 2019.09.04
not reviewed