Seq # 100

Micropterigidae Herrich-Schäffer, 1855 Family

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Micropterigidae are the most primitive family in the order of Lepidoptera still having biting mouth parts. There are about 160 described species, distributed over all major zoogeographical regions. But, in several collections, many specimens belonging to an additional 100 species still remain unnamed (van Nieukerken E. J., Kaila L., Kitching I. J., Kristensen N. P. (...) Yakovlev R. V., Zolotuhin V. V. & Zwick A. 2011: 212).


Family: Micropterigidae
Vernacular names
Oermotten (NL), Mandibulate archaic moths (EN), Micropterigides (FR), Urmotten (DE)
Species in Belgium

Direct lower taxa

Seq. # Name Vernacular names

Micropterix Hübner, 1825

Species in Belgium

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