Trisha Shetty

Eratophyes

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Oecophoridae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Rank  Species
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Genus  Eratophyes Diakonoff, 1975
Similar  Batia lunaris, Borkhausenia, Borkhausenia minutella, Denisia stipella, Esperia

Eratophyes is a genus of moths in the Oecophoridae family. It contains only one species, Eratophyes amasiella, which is found in Asia Minor, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Sweden. It was first recorded in Belgium in 2004. The species was probably accidentally introduced in western Europe, most likely as a caterpillar or pupa, with logs.

The wingspan is 12.5–16 mm. Adults are on wing from late April to June.

The larvae feed on decaying birch logs.

References

Eratophyes Wikipedia


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