Acrolepiidae

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Acrolepiidae
Acrolepia.assectella.mounted.jpg
Acrolepiopsis assectella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Yponomeutoidea
Family: Acrolepiidae
Heinemann , 1870
Genera

The Acrolepiidae family of moths are also known as False Diamondback moths. In modern classifications, it is often treated as a subfamily (Acrolepiinae) of the Glyphipterigidae family.

Caterpillars are typically 10 to 12 mm in length and spotted. Adults have a wingspan between 16 and 18 mm and are generally nocturnal.

Species[edit]

Some representative species are:

References[edit]

  • Gaedike R. (1969). Contribution for the knowledge of the Acrolepiidae Fauna of the Balkan Peninsula
  • Carter, D. (1984). Pest Lepidoptera of Europe. Dr. W. Junk Publishers, Boston.

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