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Micropterix aureatella shikotanica Kozlov, 1988

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Micropterix aureatella shikotanica Kozlov, 1988: 12
Type locality: Russia, Kuriles, Shikotan, Malokurilsk
Type: Holotype : Russia, Kuriles, Shikotan, Malokurilsk, 21.06.1973, in coll. M.V. Kozlov ?

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

     
: Japan, Nagano-ken, Azumi-mura, Abo-tohge, 1780 m, leg. et coll. Nagao Hirano      
Picture from: www.jpmoth.org: Nagao Hirano
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Scheme of wing pattern:

Distribution:

The taxon shikotanica has been described from the Kurile island Shikotan, north of Japan. If the Japanese populations also belong to this subspecies, is questionable (Hashimoto 2006).

Biology:

     
M. aureatella ?shikotanica: Japan      
Picture from: www.jpmoth.org
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Based on photos of living animals, Japanese populations live on wood edges and in tall herb vegetation (anonymous 2009a).

Stages in development:

The early stages are unknown.

Diagnosis:

   
M. aureatella shikotanica : Japan, Nagano-ken, Azumi-mura, Abo-tohge, 1780 m, leg. et coll. Nagao Hirano M. aureatella aureatella : "ALPENVORLAND; Thalgau/Sbg. 6/3;20.5.1989; 12.40-14.05 h; leg. M.K", coll. Michael Kurz    
Picture from: www.jpmoth.org: Nagao Hirano
Detailed view
Picture from: Kurz Michael
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Worth knowing:

Sources:

anonymous 2009a. An Identification Guide of Japanese Moths Compiled by Everyone. URL: http://www.jpmoth.org [online 26 April 2010].
Hashimoto, S. 2006. A taxonomic study of the family Micropterigidae (Lepidoptera, Micropterigoidea) of Japan, with the phylogenetic relationships among the Northern Hemisphere genera. Bulletin of the Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History and Human History, ser. A (Natural History) 4: 39109.
Kozlov, M. V. 1988. Kratkij ozor i opredelitelonaja tablitsa vidov roda Micropterix (Lepidoptera, Micropterigidae) palearktiki, part 1. Vestnik zoologii 1988 (4): 814 [In Russian].
Kozlov, M. V. 1989. Kratkij ozor i opredelitelonaja tablitsa vidov roda Micropterix (Lepidoptera, Micropterigidae) palearktiki, part 2. Vestnik zoologii 1989 (6): 2631 [In Russian].

Publication data:

history:
Kurz Michael: 2010.11.18
Kurz Michael: 2011.12.09
Kurz Michael: 2012.11.07
not reviewed

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