Gracilepterix pulchra Martins-Neto & Vulcano, 1989b: 459-465|
Type locality: Brazil, Santana formation, Crato fossil beds (Lower Cretaceous, Aptian)
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|Picture from: Landesmuseum Oldenburg
Description of adults: Following Martill et al. 2007: "Body length and forewing length about 3 mm; hindwing length 2.3 mm; R1 forking anteriorly of R2 + R3 and R4 + R5 forks in forewing; Sc and R1 unbranched in hind wings; one specimen of this species (SMNS 66277) has been identified."
The species is known only from the holotype from the Santana formation in Brazil.
The age of the fossil has been estimated to be between 125 - 112 Ma (Martill et al. 2007).
Martill, M. D., G. Bechly & R. F. Loveridge 2007. The Crato fossil beds of Brazil: Window into an ancient world. Cambridge University Press. 624 pp.
Martins-Neto, R. G. & M. A. Vulcano 1989b. Amphiesmenoptera, (Trichoptera + Lepidoptera) na Formaçao Santana (Cretáceo Inferior) Bacia do Araripe, Nordeste do Brasil. I - Lepidoptera (Insecta). Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências 61: 459-465.
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