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Genus Metalampra

small brown moth - Metalampra Metalampra Metalampra Metalampra
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Oecophoridae (Concealer Moths)
Subfamily Oecophorinae
Tribe Oecophorini
Genus Metalampra
Food
Decaying wood, especially Quercus
Remarks
The specimen shown here is probably either M. italica or M. cinnamomea, both Palearctic species. M. italica was described from Italy but has more recently been found to occur more widely in Central Europe north to Denmark and Great Britain. It may have always been present farther north or may have replaced M. cinnamomea in some areas due to climate change.
Print References
De Prins, W. & De Prins, J. 2014. Metalampra italica (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae), also in Belgium. Phegea 42 (2): 26-28
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