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Borkhausenia minutella.jpg
Adult B. minutella, Hellerup, Denmark
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Oecophoridae
Subfamily: Oecophorinae
Genus: Borkhausenia
Hübner, [1825]
Type species
Phalaena minutella
Linnaeus, 1758

Amaurosetia Stephens, 1835

Borkhausenia is a genus of the concealer moth family (Oecophoridae) described by Jacob Hübner in 1825. Among these, it belongs to subfamily Oecophorinae, wherein it is probably closely related to Hofmannophila (brown house moth). In the past, several other Oecophoridae (e.g. Schiffermuelleria) have been included in Borkhausenia, as well as a few even more distant members of the superfamily Gelechioidea. Metalampra was originally described as a subgenus of Borkhausenia. Telechrysis has also been included here as a subgenus by some, while other authors have considered it a separate genus in the Oecophorinae or – if these are also considered distinct – the Amphisbatinae.[1]


In alphabetical order:[2]

Selected former species[edit]


  1. ^ Pitkin & Jenkins (2004), FE (2009), and see references in Savela (2003)
  2. ^ Savela, Markku. "Borkhausenia Hübner, [1825]". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved December 3, 2017.