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Micropterix cyaneochrysa Walsingham, 1907

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Micropterix cyaneochrysa Walsingham, 1907: 154
Type locality: Algeria, El Kantara
Type: Holotype : Algeria, El Kantara, 11.V.1903, Walsingham, 96512; genitalia preparation JFGC no. 7078; in coll. BMNH

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:


Description of adults: Examined: Original description by Heath (1986). Forewing length: 3.4 mm, 4.0 mm. "Head golden; antenna golden fuscous. Thorax golden, tegulae purple. Forewing deep bluish purple; postbasal fascia very broad, especially basally, concave, submedian fascia broad, very slightly concave, subapical fascia broad, convex costally, concave dorsally, pale golden yellow; cilia bronzy golden. Hindwing bronzy grey, apically purplish tingeg; cilia bronzy grey."


The species is known only from two specimens from the type locality El Kantara in Algeria (Heath, 1986).


Nothing is known about the biology of M. cyaneochrysa.

Stages in development:

The early stages are unknown.


Genitalia. Unknown (Heath 1986).

Worth knowing:


Heath, J. 1986. The Micropterigid fauna of north Africa (Lepidoptera, Zeugloptera). Entomologist´s Gazette 37: 17-32, 126.
Walsingham, Lord T.d.G. 1907. Algerian Microlepidoptera [part.]. Entomologist´s monthly Magazine 43: 147-154.

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2010.11.16
Kurz Michael: 2011.12.23
Kurz Michael: 2018.05.16
not reviewed