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Micropterix calthella (Linnaeus, 1761)

Самец и самка  (Micropterix calthella)


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

Species name(s)

Micropterix calthella (Linnaeus, 1761) = Micropteryx silesiaca Toll, 1942 = Tinea urticella Costa, 1834.



Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #2. Kolsky; #3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #6. Evropeisky Severo-Vostochny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #12. Nizhnevolzhsky.

Primary colors

Yellow, Brown/Gray/Black.

Имаго  (Micropterix calthella)

Detailed information with references


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, the Soviet Union - the European part, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia , Yugoslavia. [1].
  • Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Italy (mainland), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway (mainland), Channel Islands, Poland, Russia, Romania, Northern Ireland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine,Finland, France (mainland), Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: European North-East, North-Western European, Central European, European southern taiga, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Kola, Lower Volga, Mid-Volzhsky. [3].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • The wingspan of 8 mm. The anterior wings are greenish-gold, dark purple at the base, rear fenders golden brown. Head yellow hairs. [11].

Imago lifespan

  • Spring. [11].


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Nikolai Vladimirov, Tom Tams.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

The species characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov.



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