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Micropterix igaloensis unmarked golden form

(zoological nomenclature: nomen nudum, not available)


: Croatia, Dalmatia, Makarska, Baska Voda, 1979.05.18, leg. Josef Klimesch, coll. Zoologische Sammlung des Bayrischen Staates, Munich (ZSM)      
Picture from: © Zeller Christof
Detailed view

Scheme of wing pattern:

Desciption od adults: Examined: 6 , 5 . Forewing length: 3.0-3.3 mm, 3.2-4.0 mm. Head black; vestiture of hair-like scales on head light ochreaous-yellow; antennae brown, golden shining, basal quarter with purple tinge, 9/10 (), respectively, 3/5 () of forewing length; thorax bronzy golden, posteriorly coppery to purple; tegulae purple; forewings bronzy golden without markings, only base of costa distinctly purplish; anterior part of wing and apex with light purplish tinge; fringe bronzy golden, basally purple; hindwings bronzy golden with purplish shimmer; fringe bronzy golden, basally purplish, lighter outwards; abdomen brown, bronzy golden shining.


The unmarked golden form od M. igaloensis is known to present only from two locations in Dalmatia in low altitudes below 250 m a.s.l. (Kurz & Kurz 2019).

Worth knowing:


Kurz, M. A. & M. E. Kurz 2019. Naturkundliches Informationssystem. URL: https://www.nkis.info [online 2019.09.04]

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2012.11.22
Kurz Michael: 2019.09.04
Kurz Michael: 2020.02.03
not reviewed