Cryphia petrea

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Cryphia petrea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Cryphia
Species: C. petrea
Binomial name
Cryphia petrea
(Guenée, 1852)
  • Bryophila petrea Guenée, 1852
  • Bryophila contristans Lederer, 1857
  • Bryophila petrea var. hoerhammeri Schawerda, 1927
  • Bryophila petrea f. ramosana Draudt, 1931
  • Bryophila petrea f. transversa Draudt, 1931

Cryphia petrea is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found from Spain through North Africa to the Near East and Middle East. In the Levant it is found in Lebanon, Jordan and Israel.

Adults are on wing in August in Israel. There is one generation per year.

The larvae probably feed on lichen.


  • Cryphia petrea petrea
  • Cryphia petrea contristans (Lebanon, Jordan, Israel)

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