Athrips medjella

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Athrips medjella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gelechiidae
Genus: Athrips
Species: A. medjella
Binomial name
Athrips medjella
(Chrétien, 1900)
Synonyms
  • Brachmia medjella Chrétien, 1900

Athrips medjella is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It is found in southern France.[1]

The wingspan is about 14 mm.[2] The forewings are covered with grey brown, lighter-tipped scales. There is a small black spot in the fold and one oblique above in the cell. A large spot is found at the middle of wing at two-thirds and there are some black scales on the termen. The hindwings are grey. Adults are on wing in July.

The larvae feed on Cotoneaster integerrimus.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fauna Europaea
  2. ^ lepiforum.de
  3. ^ Bidzilya, O., 2005: A review of the genus Athrips (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in the Palaearctic region . Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift 52 (1): 3-71. doi:10.1002/mmnd.200310001