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Micropterix anglica Jarzembowski 1980 (moth)

Insecta - Lepidoptera - Micropterigidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 217680

Full reference: E. A. Jarzembowski. 1980. Fossil Insects from the Bembridge Marls, Palaeogene of the Isle of Wight, Southern England. Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History (Geology) 33(4):237-293

Belongs to Micropterix according to E. A. Jarzembowski 1980

Sister taxon: Micropterix gertraudae

Type specimen: NHML In.17411, a forewing (greater part of forewing). Its type locality is Bembridge Marls (A'Court Smith collection), which is in a Priabonian lagoonal/restricted shallow subtidal lime mudstone in the Bouldnor Formation of the United Kingdom.


Average measurements (in mm): forewing 2.40 x 1.10