Gillmeria ochrodactyla

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Gillmeria ochrodactyla
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pterophoridae
Genus: Gillmeria
Species: G. ochrodactyla
Binomial name
Gillmeria ochrodactyla
Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
  • Platyptilia ochrodactyla
  • Alucita tetradactyla Linnaeus, 1758
  • Alucita ochrodactyla Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
  • Platyptilus dichrodactylus Mühlig, 1863
  • Platyptilia ochrodactyla var. borgmanni Roessler, 1881
  • Platyptilia ochrodactyla var. bosniaca Rebel, 1904
  • Platyptilia pallida Dufrane, 1949
  • Gillmeria tetradactyla

Gillmeria ochrodactyla is a moth of the family Pterophoroidae. It is found in most of Europe and has recently been recorded from Iran[1] and Tajikistan.[2]

Gillmeria tetradactyla.jpg

The species was known as Gillmeria tetradactyla until recently, but is now known as Gillmeria ochrodactyla. Gillmeria tetradactyla is now an invalid name. Reason for this decision is eliminating the confusion with Platyptilia tetradactyla.

The wingspan is 24–28 millimetres (0.94–1.10 in). The moth flies from June to July.

The larvae feed on Tanacetum vulgare.


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