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Acompsia cinerella.jpg
Adult Acompsia cinerella specimen
from Pieksämäki (Finland)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Division: Ditrysia
Superfamily: Gelechioidea
Family: Gelechiidae
Subfamily: Dichomeridinae
Genus: Acompsia
Hübner, 1825
Type species
Phalaena cinerella
Clerck, 1759

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Acompsia is a genus of the twirler moth family (Gelechiidae). Though it has once been assigned to the proposed subfamily "Anacampsinae" (here included in Gelechiinae), it is generally placed in the Dichomeridinae. Some authors include Telephila here as a subgenus, while others prefer to keep it distinct as its relationships are fairly obscure.[1]


Species of Acompsia are:[2][3]

Former species[edit]


Invalid scientific names (junior synonyms and others) of Brachmia are:[4]

  • Acampsia (lapsus)
  • Accompsia Bruand, 1850 (unjustified emendation)
  • Brachicrossata (lapsus)
  • Brachycrossata Heinemann, 1870


  1. ^ Pitkin & Jenkins (2004), ABRS (2008), FE (2009), and see references in Savela (2001)
  2. ^ FE (2009), Wikispecies (2010-APR-30), and see references in Savela (2001)
  3. ^ "A review of the genus Acompsia Huebner, 1825, with description of new species (Gelechiidae)". Nota Lepidopterologica. 25: 109–151. 2002. 
  4. ^ Pitkin & Jenkins (2004)


Data related to Acompsia at Wikispecies