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Catoptria cf. combinella

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

  • Subfamily: Crambinae
  • Wingspan: 24-26 mm
  • Flight period: Unknow
  • Spread: Unknow
  • Host plants: Unknow


The Catoptria combinella is a moth of the Crambidae family, subfamily Crambinae, with a wingspan of 24-26 mm.
In Europe it is visible in France, Germany (only in Bavaria **), Switzerland, Austria and Slovakia. In Italy it is absent from the islands. *

The typical form of the species (which is that of the last photo) has brown front wings, with an off-white band that narrows in the middle of the wing to form a triangular spot that reaches about 2/3 of the wing. A white band, sometimes not very evident, runs along the post discal region, often interrupted in the background color near the veins. A brown line is visible along the edge. The fringes are off-white, crossed by a hazelnut colored line.
The hind wings are translucent light brown, with a light brown border the fringes are similar to the front wings.

Little or nil is information on biology of this moth, but will be updated as soon as available.

* Lepidoptera mundi - Fauna Europea
** G Aedike & H Einicke (1999)

Catoptria combinella
Catoptria combinella
Catoptria combinella