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Ctenomeristis almella.jpg
Ctenomeristis almella imago
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pyralidae
Subfamily: Phycitinae
Tribe: Phycitini
Genus: Ctenomeristis
Meyrick, 1929
Type species
Ceroprepes almella
Meyrick, 1879

Ctenomeristis is a genus of small moths belonging to the snout moth family (Pyralidae). They are part of the tribe Phycitini within the huge snout moth subfamily Phycitinae.

Moths of this genus can usually be distinguished from related moths by their forewing veins. They have 11 veins, with vein 7 missing altogether and veins 4 and 5 as well as 8, 9 and 10 being connected proximally.[1]


Species of Ctenomeristis are:[2]


  1. ^ Clarke (1986)
  2. ^ Clarke (1986), and see references in Savela (2011)