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Micropterix species (Samos)

(zoological nomenclature: nomen nudum, not available)

General information:

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

Scheme of wing pattern:

Description of adults. Examined: 1 , 1 . Forewing length: 3.7 mm; 4.3 mm. Head dark brown, vestiture of hair-like scales on the head yellow; antennae brown, golden shining, about 3/4 (), respectively, 1/2 () of forewing length; thorax golden, tegulae violet to blueish; forewing purple, inner margin bronzy golden from base to fascia at 1/2; outer margin bronzy golden except for the extreme tip of the apex; other markings light golden to golden, delicately bronzy golden bordered: A straight broad fascia at 1/4; at 1/2 a fascia of similar with, slightly constricted in middle and broadened at costa; at 3/4 a fascia from costa across half of wing width, inwardly oblique, of similar width, rhomboidally shaped; fringe bronzy golden, purple at basis; hindwing bronzy golden, more or less purplish tinged at apex; fringe bronzy golden, lighter outwards; abdomen brown, golden shining.

Distribution:

The species is known from western Turkey and the Greek island of Samos so far.

Stages in development:

The early stages are unknown.

Anatomy:

-genitalia, prep.-no. 988, M. Kurz: Turkey, Izmir, 30 km NW Bergama, 500-750 m, 1993.05.11 ▒ 1 d, leg. Karsholt Ole, coll. Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen -genitalia, prep.-no. 1023, preparation in caustic potassium, M. Kurz: Turkey, 30 km SW Kusadasi, Samsundagi national park, 0-500m, 1993.04.25, leg. Karsholt Ole, coll. Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen -genitalia, prep.-no. 1023, permanent preparation, M. Kurz: Turkey, 30 km SW Kusadasi, Samsundagi national park, 0-500m, 1993.04.25, leg. Karsholt Ole, coll. Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen -genitalia, receptaculum seminis in higher magnification, prep.-no. 1023, M. Kurz: Turkey, 30 km SW Kusadasi, Samsundagi national park, 0-500m, 1993.04.25, leg. Karsholt Ole, coll. Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view
Picture from: Kurz Michael
Detailed view

Genitalia. Uncus short; tegumen and vinculum stout; accessory claspers little pronounced, at their porsterior margin with two areas of short, downwardly directed, stout setae at inner surface; setae especially apically strongly modified, Y- to T-shaped; anterior to these areas a curved row of numerous, partly also Y- to T-shaped stout setae; valvae very long and slender, also in the distal part; distal 3/5 of length curved upwards; valvae distally at inner surface with 2-3 rows of short, straight spinoid setae and several long straight setae.

Genitalia. Tergite IX missing; sternite IX reduced, well sclerotized, but lateral margins slightly indistinct; papillae anales with band-like, medially enlarged sclerotization; receptaculum seminis short, proximal half bag-like inflated, distinctly striated.

Diagnosis:

Externally, the species resembles Micropterix schaefferi Heath, 1975, but is readily distinguished by the lack of the small costal spot at 3/5. From Micropterix sp. (Peloponnes), the species can separated also by the lack of the small costal spot at 3/5, as well as the pronounced golden inner margin.
In the -genitalia, the species differs from M. schaefferi by the much longer and more slender valvae and the different form of the accessory claspers, as well as the stout setae on them. M. species (Peloponnes) bears a broad lobe with long, stout setae between uncus and accessory claspers on each side if the tegumen, has different form of accessory claspers with much longer, but less modified stout setae, a broader distal part of the valvae and a longer uncus. The female genitalia are not characteristic and not separable from M. schaefferi and M. species (Peloponnes).

Phylogeny: Up to present, we do not know of any closer relatives of this species.

Worth knowing:

Publication data:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2012.11.22
Kurz Michael: 2013.02.21
Kurz Michael: 2013.07.03
Kurz Michael: 2013.08.26
Kurz Michael: 2013.09.13
not reviewed

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