Bryotropha branella

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Bryotropha branella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gelechiidae
Genus: Bryotropha
Species: B. branella
Binomial name
Bryotropha branella
(Busck, 1908)[1]
  • Gelechia branella Busck, 1908

Bryotropha branella is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It is found in the north-eastern part of the United States and adjoining south-eastern Canada.

The wingspan is 11–13 mm. The forewings are ochreous to dark ochreous grey with a fuscous costal edge and with distinct blackish basal spots at the costa and tornus. The hindwings are pale ochreous grey, but darker towards the apex.[2] Adults have been recorded on wing from late June to mid August and in mid-September. There is probably one generation per year.


  1. ^ mothphotographersgroup
  2. ^ Rutten, Twan & Ole Karsholt, 2004, Review of the Nearctic species of Bryotropha Heinemann (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Zootaxa 740: 1-42