Eretmocera impactella

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Eretmocera impactella
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Scythrididae
Subfamily: Scythridinae
Genus: Eretmocera
Species: E. impactella
Binomial name
Eretmocera impactella
(Walker, 1864)
  • Gelechia impactella Walker, Walker, 1864

Eretmocera impactella is a moth of the family Scythrididae. This species is known from Oman, United Arab Emirates, India, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Thailand and Pakistan.[1]


The forewings are blackish brown with more or less distinct whitish or white yellowish markings.[2]


The larvae feed on various Amaranthaceae species and other food plants.[3]



  1. ^ afromoths
  2. ^ Phegea 30: 106
  3. ^ Passerin d'Entrèves & Roggero 2007. Scythrididae. – In: Heppner, J. B. (Ed.) Lepidopterorum Catalogus (New Series) fascicule 44. - — 3(44):1–85.

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