Phycita roborella

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Phycita roborella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pyralidae
Genus: Phycita
Species: P. roborella
Binomial name
Phycita roborella
(Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

Phalaena (Tinea) roborella Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
Phycita spissicella (Fabricius, [1777]) (nom. obl.)
Tinea spissicella Fabricius, [1777] (nom. obl.)
Phycita legatella Stephens, 1834

Phycita roborella is a moth of the family Pyralidae. It is – under its junior synonym Tinea spissicella – the type species of its genus Phycita, and by extension of the subfamily Phycitinae.

It is found in Europe. The wingspan is 24–29 mm. The moth flies in one generation from the end of June to September [1].

The caterpillars feed on oak, apple and pear.


  1. ^ The flight season refers to Belgium and The Netherlands. This may vary in other parts of the range.

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