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Micropterix aruncella (Scopoli, 1763)

Имаго  (Micropterix aruncella)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Micropterigoidea family Micropterigidae genus Micropterix → species Micropterix aruncella

Species name(s)

Micropterix aruncella (Scopoli, 1763) = Eriocephala atricapilla Wocke, 1877 = Lampronia concinnella Stephens, 1834 = Micropteryx eximiella Zeller, 1850 = Tinea mucidella Hübner, 1817 = Micropteryx nuraghella Amsel, 1936 = Tinea podevinella Hübner, [1813 = Tinea seppella Fabricius 1777. [10, 187]



This species marks on the maps: 1.

Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #2. Kolsky; #3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny.

Forewing length

3—4 mm.

Flight time

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Over-wintering stage


Имаго  (Micropterix aruncella)

Detailed information with references


  • Austria, Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sardinia, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - the European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1].
  • Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Corsica, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg , Netherlands, Norway (mainland), the Channel Islands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sardinia,Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: European North-West, Central European, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Kola. [3].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Very small butterfly. The front wings are 3-4 mm, bronze, gold, shiny, silver two transverse stripes. The head of a "cap" of reddish hair. [86].

General info about Imago

  • There are local areas of meadow. [86].

Imago lifespan

  • June July. [86].

General info about Larva

  • The early stages of development is poorly understood. There are conflicting reports about the food plants: mosses, detritus, basal parts of plants. [86].

Overwintering stage

  • Caterpillar [86].


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Tom Tams, Andrey Ponomarev.

Text data: Peter Khramov, Shamil Murtazin.

The species characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.



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29.01.2014 13:31, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Forewing length: No formalized data → 3—4 mm. Flight time: No formalized data → June, July. Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Larva.

08.12.2013 0:03, Peter Khramov

Shamil, everything is simple: we will ship triplets kind of source information. If the sources are different, each gets his triplet. For example, the type of ship-istochnik1-mosses, then ship-view src2-detritus, etc.

07.12.2013 22:59, Shamil Murtazin

"feeding on plants" == "on the basis of the stern"
how to glue several sources of conflicting information? .. =)

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