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Micropterix hyrcana Zagulajev, 1995

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Micropterix hyrcana Zagulajev, 1995
Type locality: Azerbaijan, Hyrcanian woods
Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:


The species is distributed in the so called Hyrcanian woods along the southern coast of the Caspi sea from Azerbaijan to the Iranian province Golestan. In Iran, the species is recorded from a height of about 1700 m a.s.l. (Kurz & Kurz 2010).


The species inhabits edges of decidous forests (Zeller, pers. comm.), where the imagines have been caught in June (Kurz & Kurz 2010).

Stages in development:

The early stages are unknow.

Worth knowing:


Kurz, M. A. & M. E. Kurz 2000–2010. Naturkundliches Informationssystem. – URL: http://www.nkis.info [online 18 November 2010].
Zagulayev, A. K. 1995. New species of Microlepidoptera (Lepidoptera, Micropterigidae, Tineidae, and Psychidae) of the fauna of Russia and adjacent countries: VI. Entomological Review (English Translation of Entomologicheskoye Obozreniye) 74: 1-16.

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2010.11.18
Kurz Michael: 2011.12.23
not reviewed