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Zenophassus schamyl (Christoph, 1888)

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Hepialus Schamyl Christoph, 1888: 309.
Type locality: western Caucasus
Type: not designated

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:


: Caucasus      
Picture from: © Svyatoslav Knyazev, Omsk, Russia
Detailed view


To present knowledge, the species is endemic to the Caucasus mountains.


The species is unmistakeable in the Palaearctic Region by its pointed apex of the forewings.

Worth knowing:


Christop, H. 1888. Diagnosen zu einigen neuen Lepidopteren des palaearctischen Faunengebietes. Horae societatis entomologicae rossicae 22: 308-314.

Publication data:

Kurz Michael: 2016.11.09
Kurz Michael: 2017.01.19
Kurz Michael: 2017.04.26
not reviewed