Agriphila biarmicus

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Agriphila biarmicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Genus: Agriphila[1]
Species: A. biarmicus
Binomial name
Agriphila biarmicus
(Tengström, 1865)
  • Crambus biarmicus Tengström, 1865
  • Agriphila biarmica
  • Agriphila biarmicus alpina Bleszynski, 1957
  • Crambus biarmicus var. pallidus Strand, 1900
  • Crambus biarmicus var. illatella Fuchs, 1902
  • Crambus biarmicus paganellus McDunnough, 1925

Agriphila biarmicus is a species of moth in the Crambidae family. It is found in Fennoscandia, north-western Russia, Estonia, Latvia and in the Alps of Switzerland, Austria and Italy.,[2] It is also found in Canada, including Alberta and Quebec.[3]

The wingspan is about 19 mm for ssp. paganella and 12–13 mm for European subspecies.[4] The forewings are blotchy dark brown, with a whitish discal area and a zigzag subterminal line. There is a row of seven black dots in the terminal line.[5]


  • Agriphila biarmicus biarmicus (Scandinavia, north-western Russia)
  • Agriphila biarmicus illatella (Fuchs, 1902) (Scandinavia)
  • Agriphila biarmicus alpina (Bleszynski, 1957) (Alps)
  • Agriphila biarmicus paganella (McDunnough, 1925) (North America)