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The genus name Borkhausenia has also been misapplied to Denisia.
Borkhausenia minutella.jpg
Adult B. minutella at 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). 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]

Selected species[edit]

Species include:[verification needed][2]


  1. ^ Pitkin & Jenkins (2004), FE (2009), and see references in Savela (2003)
  2. ^ FE (2009), and see references in Savela (2003)


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