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Epicallima formosella

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Oecophoridae
Scientific name  Epicallima formosella
Rank  Species
Class  Insecta
Genus  Epicallima
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Butterflies and moths
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Similar  Butterflies and moths, Borkhausenia, Esperia, Alabonia, Batia lunaris

Epicallima formosella is a species of gelechioid moth. It belongs to subfamily Oecophorinae of the concealer moth family (Oecophoridae). 

It is found in Europe. The wingspan is 12–16 mm. Adults are on wing from June to August depending on the location.

The caterpillars feed on decaying wood, typically of poplars (Populus).

Junior synonyms of E. formosella are:

  • Borkhausenia formosella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
  • Dafa formosella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
  • Tinea formosella Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
  • References

    Epicallima formosella Wikipedia

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