Bryotropha hulli

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Bryotropha hulli
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gelechiidae
Genus: Bryotropha
Species: B. hulli
Binomial name
Bryotropha hulli
Karsholt & Rutten, 2005[1]

Bryotropha hulli is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It is found in Croatia, the Republic of Macedonia, Bulgaria, mainland Greece, the Aegean Islands, Crete, Cyprus, Turkey, Syria and Israel.

The wingspan is 9–11 mm. The forewings are brown to dark greyish brown, mottled with ochreous. The hindwings are very pale brown at the base and much darker towards the apex.[2] Adults have been recorded on wing from late April to early November in several generations per year.

Etymology[edit]

The species is named after Mr. M. Hull who offered numerous specimens of Bryotropha species, among them a large sample of this species, to the authors.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fauna Europaea
  2. ^ Karsholt, Ole & Twan Rutten, 2005, the genus Bryotropha Heinemann in the western palaearctic (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 148: 77-207. Abstract and full article: [1]