Athrips spiraeae

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Athrips spiraeae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gelechiidae
Genus: Athrips
Species: A. spiraeae
Binomial name
Athrips spiraeae
(Staudinger, 1871)
  • Gelechia spiraeae Staudinger, 1871

Athrips spiraeae is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It is found in Ukraine, Russia[1] (southern Ural, Lower Volga and Altai) and Kazakhstan.[2]

The wingspan is 13–16 mm. The forewings are dark grey with ochreous brown patches and spots. The hindwings are grey. Adults are on wing from the end of May to July.

The larvae probably feed on Spiraea species.[3]


  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. ^ 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