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Agriphila is a genus of small moths of the family Crambidae. They are common across temperate Eurasia and in adjacent regions.

Agriphila straminella (aka).jpg
Agriphila straminella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Suborder: Glossata
Division: Ditrysia
Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Crambinae
Tribe: Crambini
Genus: Agriphila
Hübner, [1825][1]

Numerous, see text

  • Agrophila J. L. R. Agassiz, 1847
  • Alisa Ganev & Hacker, 1984

Despite this genus being proposed as early as 1825, it was not widely recognized until the mid-20th century. Consequently, most species were initially placed in the closely related genus Crambus.[2]



  1. ^ "GlobIZ search". Global Information System on Pyraloidea. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  2. ^ See references in Savela (2005)


  • Savela, Markku (2005): Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and some other life forms – Agriphila. Version of 2005-SEP-07. Retrieved 2010-APR-11.

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