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Archaeolepis Whalley, 1985

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Archaeolepis Whalley, 1985: 159.
Type: Archaeolepis mane Whalley, 1985: 160.

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:


Description of adults: Examined: original description by Whalley (1985). "As family. Subcostal vein probably simple, 1A and 2A probably joined."


The genus is known from a single wing fragment from the lower Lias (Sinemurian) of Dorset, UK.


Electron micrograph of the scales      
Picture from: © Zessin 2009, modified
Detailed view


Detailed information see under Archaeolepidae.

Worth knowing:


Whalley, P.E.S. 1985. The systematics and biogeography of the Lower Jurassic insects of Dorset, England. Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History (Geology), 39 (3), 107–189.
Zessin, W. 2009. Kurze Übersicht über die fossilen Schmetterlinge. Virgo, Mitteilungsblatt des Entomologischen Vereins Mecklenburg, 12. Jahrgang (2009), Heft 1: Kurzfassungen der Vorträge der Mikrolepidopteren-Tagung: 9-10.

Publication data:

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