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Adult Bryotropha terrella
at Commanster (Belgian Ardennes)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Division: Ditrysia
Family: Gelechiidae
Subfamily: Gelechiinae
Tribe: Anomologini
Genus: Bryotropha
Heinemann, 1870[1]
Type species
Tinea terrella
Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775

Many, see text


Briotropha (lapsus)
Bryothropha (lapsus)
Bryotrocha (lapsus)
Mniophaga Pierce & Daltry, 1938
Adelphotropha Gozmány, 1955

Bryotropha is a genus of the twirler moth family (Gelechiidae). Among these, it is placed in the tribe Anomologini of subfamily Gelechiinae; the tribe was formerly considered a distinct subfamily Anomologinae.[3]


Species of Bryotropha are:[4]

Former speciesEdit


  1. ^ ABRS (2008), FE (2009), and see references in Savela (2001)
  2. ^ Pitkin & Jenkins (2004)
  3. ^ Pitkin & Jenkins (2004), ABRS (2008), FE (2009), and see references in Savela (2001)
  4. ^ Karsholt, Ole & Twan Rutten, 2005, the genus Bryotropha Heinemann in the western palaearctic (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae), Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 148: 77-207. Abstract and full article: [1]


  Data related to Bryotropha at Wikispecies

  • Fauna Europaea (FE) (2009): Bryotropha. Version 2.1, 2009-DEC-22. Retrieved 2010-APR-30.
  • Pitkin, Brian & Jenkins, Paul (2004): Butterflies and Moths of the World, Generic Names and their Type-speciesBryotropha. Version of 2004-NOV-05. Retrieved 2010-APR-30.
  • Savela, Markku (2001): Markku Savela's Lepidoptera and some other life forms – Bryotropha. Version of 2001-NOV-08. Retrieved 2010-APR-30.
  • Bidzilya, O., 2000: New records of gelechiid moths from the Southern Siberia with description of three new species. Beiträge zur Entomologie 50 (2): 385-395.
  • Elsner, G. & O. Karsholt, 2003: Bryotropha patockai sp. nov.- a new species of Gelechiidae from eastern Centra Europe (Lepidoptera). Entomologische Zeitschrift 113 (3): 72-74.
  • Rutten, Twan & Ole Karsholt, 2004, Review of the Nearctic species of Bryotropha Heinemann (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Zootaxa 740: 1-42.