Aristotelia subdecurtella

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Aristotelia subdecurtella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gelechiidae
Genus: Aristotelia
Species: A. subdecurtella
Binomial name
Aristotelia subdecurtella
(Stainton, 1859)
  • Gelechia subdecurtella Stainton, 1859

Aristotelia subdecurtella, the brown fen neb, is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It is found in most of Europe, except Norway, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and most of the Balkan Peninsula.[1] It is also found in the Russian Far East.[2] The habitat consists of wetland areas.

The wingspan is 12–13 mm.[3] Adults have been recorded on wing from late June to August.

The larvae feed on Lythrum salicaria and Stachys palustris.[4] They live between shoots spun together with silk.[5]


  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. ^ Archived July 1, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Lepidoptera of Belgium
  5. ^ Hants Moths

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