Pempelliella ornatella

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Pempelliella ornatella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pyralidae
Genus: Pempelia
Species: P. ornatella
Binomial name
Pempelliella ornatella
(Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
  • Pempelia ornatella
  • Tinea ornatella Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775
  • Pempelia gigantella Amsel, 1932
  • Pempelia ornatella elbursella Amsel, 1954
  • Pempelia fraternella Ragonot, 1887
  • Pempelia ornatalis Hübner, 1825
  • Pempelia perornatella Guenée, 1845
  • Tinea criptella Hübner, 1796
  • Phycis criptea Haworth, 1811

Pempelliella ornatella is a moth of the Pyralidae family. It is found in most of Europe, east to the Ural, Siberia, central Yakutia and Kyrghyzstan.

The wingspan is 23–27 millimetres (0.91–1.06 in). Adults are on wing from mid June to August in one generation.

The larvae live in a web near the roots of Thymus species.


  • Pempelliella ornatella ornatella
  • Pempelliella ornatella gigantella

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