Catoptria fulgidella

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Catoptria fulgidella
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Genus: Catoptria[1]
Species: C. fulgidella
Binomial name
Catoptria fulgidella
(Hubner, 1813)
  • Tinea fulgidella Hübner, 1813
  • Eucarphia fulgidalis Hübner, 1825

Catoptria fulgidella is a species of moth in the Crambidae family described by Jacob Hübner in 1813. It is found in most of Europe, except Ireland, Great Britain, Ukraine, Slovenia, Croatia and Bulgaria.[2]

The wingspan is 22–29 mm.[3] Adults have been recorded from June to August.[4]

The larvae feed on Carex (including Carex arenaria), Gnaphalium (including Gnaphalium dicicum) and possibly Antennaria and Festuca species.[5]


  1. ^ "GlobIZ search". Global Information System on Pyraloidea. Retrieved 2012-03-18. 
  2. ^ Fauna Europaea
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  4. ^ Swedish Moths
  5. ^ Savela, Markku. "Catoptria Hübner, [1825]". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved November 29, 2017.