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Species Borkhausenia minutella - Hodges#1061.2

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