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Lycaenites gabbroensis Rebel 1898 (gossamer-winged butterfly)

Insecta - Lepidoptera - Lycaenidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 287104

Full reference: H. Rebel. 1898. Fossile Lepidopteren aus der Miocänformation von Gabbro. Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe 107:731-745

Belongs to Lycaenites according to H. Rebel 1898

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: NHMW 1898/0013/0005(6), an exoskeleton. Its type locality is Gabbro (Bosniaski collection), which is in a Messinian terrestrial horizon in Italy.

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Average measurements (in mm): body length 10.5, forewing length 11.0