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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      
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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      
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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
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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: 39–109.
Kozlov, M. V. 1988. Kratkij ozor i opredelitelonaja tablitsa vidov roda Micropterix (Lepidoptera, Micropterigidae) palearktiki, part 1. – Vestnik zoologii 1988 (4): 8–14 [In Russian].
Kozlov, M. V. 1989. Kratkij ozor i opredelitelonaja tablitsa vidov roda Micropterix (Lepidoptera, Micropterigidae) palearktiki, part 2. – Vestnik zoologii 1989 (6): 26–31 [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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