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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Division: Ditrysia
Family: Oecophoridae (disputed)
Subfamily: Amphisbatinae (but see text)
Genus: Pseudatemelia
Rebel, 1910
Type species
Pseudatemelia aeneella
Rebel, 1910

Numerous, see text


Pseudotamella (lapsus)
Pseudotemelia (lapsus)
Tubulifera Spuler, 1910 (non Zopf, 1885: preoccupied)
Tubuliferola Strand, 1917

Pseudatemelia is a genus of gelechioid moths. In the systematic layout used here, it is placed in the subfamily Amphisbatinae of the concealer moth family (Oecophoridae). Delimitation of Amphisbatinae versus the closely related Depressariinae and Oecophorinae is a major problem of Gelechioidea taxonomy and systematics, and some authors separate the former two as full-blown families (Amphisbatidae and Depressariidae), and/or include the Amphisbatinae in Depressariinae (or Depressariidae), or merge them in the Oecophorinae outright.[1]

Recent research has shown that this genus is one of those close to Lypusa, the type of the supposed Tineoidea family Lypusidae.[2]

Selected species[edit]

Two subgenera are recognized. Species of Pseudatemelia include:[verification needed][3]


  1. ^ Pitkin & Jenkins (2004), and see references in Savela (2001)
  2. ^ Reassessment of the enigmatic Lepidopteran family Lypusidae (Lepidoptera: Tineoidea; Gelechioidea)
  3. ^ FE (2009), and see references in Savela (2001)