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Crinopteryx familiella

Crinopteryx familiella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crinopterygidae
Genus: Crinopteryx
Peyerimhoff, 1871
Binomial name
Crinopteryx familiella
Peyerimhoff, 1871

Crinopterygidae is a family of primitive monotrysian moths in the order Lepidoptera containing a single genus and species. Crinopteryx familiella is endemic to Europe occurring in Mediterranean region of France, Italy, Iberian Peninsula and Sicily, and is not the only moth family restricted to this region (see also Cimeliidae).

It is a small moth, about 7 mm. in wingspan and its morphological characters are rather unusual for the superfamily Incurvarioidea. For example, the caterpillar bears a case (see also Coleophoridae, feeding on Cistus shrubs (Rosaceae) (Davis, 1999: 83), and especially Cistus salviifolius.


The family is alternatively placed as a subfamily (Crinopteryginae) of the Incurvariidae.


  • Davis, D.R. (1999). The Monotrysian Heteroneura. Ch. 6, pp. 65–90 in Kristensen, N.P. (Ed.). Lepidoptera, Moths and Butterflies. Volume 1: Evolution, Systematics, and Biogeography. Handbuch der Zoologie. Eine Naturgeschichte der Stämme des Tierreiches / Handbook of Zoology. A Natural History of the phyla of the Animal Kingdom. Band / Volume IV Arthropoda: Insecta Teilband / Part 35: 491 pp. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York.

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  • Fauna Europaea

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