Altenia scriptella

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Altenia scriptella
Altenia scriptella.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gelechiidae
Genus: Altenia
Species: A. scriptella
Binomial name
Altenia scriptella
(Hübner, 1796)[1]
  • Tinea scriptella Hubner, 1796

Altenia scriptella is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It is found from most of Europe, to the Volga region, Turkey and the Caucasus.[2]

A folded maple leaf

The wingspan is 10–15 mm. Adults are on wing from June to July in one generation per year.[3]

The larvae feed on Acer campestris, Acer pseudoplatanus and Acer platanoides. They in a folded leaf of their host plant. The species overwinters in the pupal stage.


  1. ^ Fauna Europaea
  2. ^ Junnilainen, J. et al. 2010: The gelechiid fauna of the southern Ural Mountains, part II: list of recorded species with taxonomic notes (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Zootaxa, 2367: 1–68. Preview
  3. ^ UKmoths

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