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Micropterix abchasiae (Zagulajev, 1983)

(zoological nomenclature: valid name, available)

General information:

Microptericina abchasiae Zagulajev, 1983: 114-115, fig. 10.
Type locality: Georgia, Abkhaziya, Zumuri, Gumistinski reserve
Type: Holotype : Georgia, Abkhaziya, Zumuri, Gumistinski reserve, 4.7.1978, Zagulajev, gen. prep.-no.15797, A. Zagulajev, coll. Zool. Inst. Leningrad (now St. Petersburg)

Synonyms, misspellings, wrong determinations, etc.:


Description of adults. Examined: Original description by Zagulajev, 1983. Wingsapn : 7 mm, 8 mm. Forewings dark brown, purple shining, with 3 shining golden fasciae.


The taxon is only known from Abchasia in Georgia.


There arenīt any data available about the biology of M. abchasiae.

Stages in development:

The early stages are unknown.


-genitalia, HOLOTYPE: Georgia, Abchasia, Zumuri, 4.VII.1978, A. Zagulajev      
Picture from: © Zagulayev 1983, modified
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Worth knowing:


Zagulajev, A.K. 1983. New and little known species of the moths (Lepidoptera: Tineidae, Micropterigidae, Pterophoridae) from the USSR and adjacent territories [in russian]; Revue dī Entomologie de lī URSS, LXII, 1: >106-122.

Publication data:

Kurz Marion: 2009.10.14
Kurz Michael: 2010.11.18
Kurz Michael: 2011.12.04
Kurz Michael: 2012.07.18
Kurz Michael: 2019.08.21
not reviewed