Elachista controversa

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Elachista controversa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Elachistidae
Genus: Elachista
Species: E. controversa
Binomial name
Elachista controversa
Braun, 1923

Elachista controversa is a moth of the Elachistidae family that is found in California.[1]

The length of the forewings is 5.8 millimetres (0.23 in). The basal 1/4 of the costa of the forewings is chocolate-brown. The ground colour is snow-white, often with creamy tinge and often weakly dusted with brownish grey tips of scales. The hindwings are grey. The underside of the wings is grey.


  1. ^ Kaila, L (1997). "A revision of the Nearctic species of Elachista s. l. II. The argentella group (Lepidoptera, Elachistidae)". 206. Acta Zoologica Fennica: 1–93.