Neofaculta infernella

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Neofaculta infernella
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gelechiidae
Genus: Neofaculta
Species: N. infernella
Binomial name
Neofaculta infernella
(Herrich-Schaffer, [1854])
  • Gelechia infernella Herrich-Schaffer, [1854]
  • Neofaculta infernalis

Neofaculta infernella is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It was described by Herrich-Schaffer in 1854. It is found in most of Europe[1] and has also been recorded from North America.[2]

The wingspan is 16–20 mm.[3] In western Europe, adults are on wing from August to May.

The larvae feed on Betula species, Vaccinium myrtillus, Inula helenium, Rhododendron species and Ledum groenlandicum. The species overwinters in the larval stage.