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Species Borkhausenia minutella - Hodges#1061.2

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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 Borkhausenia
Species minutella (Borkhausenia minutella - Hodges#1061.2)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Borkhausenia minutella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Phalaena minutella Linnaeus, 1758
wingspan 10–14mm (1)
native to Europe - recently sighted in parts of eastern North America (1)(2)
May to June (1)
The caterpillars feed on seeds and other dry plantstuffs such as dried fruit; they have also been recorded in chicken nests. (Gallus gallus) (1)