Athrips mouffetella

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Athrips mouffetella
Athrips mouffetella.jpg
Athrips mouffetella-Salzburg, Stadt Salzburg, Gnigl-E-MK-16995a.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gelechiidae
Genus: Athrips
Species: A. mouffetella
Binomial name
Athrips mouffetella
(Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Phalaena (Tinea) mouffetella Linnaeus, 1758
  • Tinea pedisequella Hübner, 1796
  • Recurvaria punctifera Haworth, 1828

Athrips mouffetella is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It is found from central and northern Europe to the Ural Mountains, Siberia and the Russian Far East. It has also been recorded from North America.[1]

A sprig of honeysuckle eaten by larva

The wingspan is about 15 mm. The moths are on wing from June to August depending on the location.

The larvae feed on Lonicera species (including Lonicera periclymenum, Lonicera xylosteum and Lonicera caprifolium), but also Symphoricarpos albus.


  1. ^ 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

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