Rahul Sharma

Athrips mouffetella

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Gelechiidae
Scientific name  Athrips mouffetella
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Athrips
Rank  Species
Athrips mouffetella
Similar  Aproaerema anthyllidella, Anacampsis populella, Aristotelia ericinella, Brachmia blandella, Acompsia cinerella

Athrips mouffetella is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It is found from central and northern Europe to the Ural Mountains, Siberia and the Russian Far East. It has also been recorded from North America.

The wingspan is about 15 mm. The moths are on wing from June to August depending on the location.

The larvae feed on Lonicera species (including Lonicera periclymenum, Lonicera xylosteum and Lonicera caprifolium), but also Symphoricarpos albus.

References

Athrips mouffetella Wikipedia


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