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Micropterix myrtetella

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Micropterigidae
Scientific name  Micropterix myrtetella
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Micropterix
Rank  Species
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Micropterix myrtetella is a species of moth belonging to the family Micropterigidae. It was described by Philipp Christoph Zeller in 1850. It is found in Italy, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Ukraine.

It inhabits outskirts of medium canopy height to tall, dense mediterranean woody shrubland.

The length of the forewings is 2.2–2.8 millimetres (0.087–0.110 in) for males and 2.7–3 millimetres (0.11–0.12 in) for females.

Subspecies

  • Micropterix myrtetella myrtetella
  • Micropterix myrtetella idae Rebel, 1902 (Greece)
  • References

    Micropterix myrtetella Wikipedia


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