Checklist
Introduction
Home FES

Catalogue
of the Lepidoptera of Belgium


 
Micropterigidae

Micropterigidae are probably the most primitive family in the order Lepidoptera, sometimes even treated as a separate order of insects (Scoble 1992: 192). Distributed with 118 described species in all major zoogeographical regions, but many specimens in several collections remain unnamed (Kristensen 1984).
Identification: Benander 1953, Gozmány 1965, Heath 1958, 1976a, Razowski 1975, Snellen 1882, Toll 1959a, Tutt 1899, Viette 1948, Zagulyaev 1989a.
Nomenclature according to Fauna Europaea.
Species in Belgium: 6.


WV = West-Vlaanderen LI = Limburg NA = Namur
OV = Oost-Vlaanderen BR = Brabant LG = Liège
AN = Antwerpen HA = Hainaut LX = Luxembourg
= before 1980 = 1980 – 2004 = after 2004
Species WV OV AN LI BR HA NA LG LX
Micropterix aruncella (Scopoli, 1763)
= seppella (Fabricius, 1776)
Micropterix aureatella (Scopoli, 1763)
= ammanella (Hübner, 1813)
             
Micropterix calthella (Linnaeus, 1761)
Micropterix mansuetella Zeller, 1844        

Micropterix schaefferi Heath, 1975
= anderschella sensu Herrich-Schäffer, 1855
= ammanella sensu auct., nec (Hübner, 1813)
        L  
Micropterix tunbergella (Fabricius, 1787)
= thunbergella (Fabricius, 1794)
= depictella (Herrich-Schäffer, 1855)
= anderschella sensu auct.
       

Comments to Willy De Prins or Chris Steeman
© Flemish Entomological Society