Metzneria santolinella

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Metzneria santolinella
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gelechiidae
Genus: Metzneria
Species: M. santolinella
Binomial name
Metzneria santolinella
(Amsel, 1936)[1]
  • Archimetzneria santolinella Amsel, 1936
  • Metzneria consimilella Hackman, 1946

Metzneria santolinella is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It is widely distributed throughout Europe. Outside of Europe, it is found in Turkey, the Caucasus and Central Asia.[2]

The wingspan is 8–15 mm. Adults are on wing from May to July.

The larvae feed on Anthemis tinctoria.[3]


  1. ^ Fauna Europaea
  2. ^ Junnilainen, J. et al. 2010: The gelechiid fauna of the southern Ural Mountains, part II: list of recorded species with taxonomic notes (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Zootaxa, 2367: 1–68. Preview
  3. ^ Swedish Moths