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Celypha is a genus of tortrix moths (family Tortricidae). It belongs to the tribe Olethreutini of subfamily Olethreutinae.[1]

Celypha striana (aka).jpg
Adult C. striana seen from above
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Division: Ditrysia
Family: Tortricidae
Subfamily: Olethreutinae
Tribe: Olethreutini
Genus: Celypha
Hübner, 1825
Type species
Tortrix striana
Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
20 species

Numerous, see text

The closely related genus Syricoris is sometimes included in Celypha.[2]




The 20 currently recognized species of Celypha are:[3]


Obsolete scientific names (junior synonyms and others) for this genus are:[1]

  • Celypa (lapsus)
  • Celyphoides Obraztsov, 1960
  • Cleyphoides (lapsus)
  • Euchroma (lapsus, non Solier, 1833: preoccupied)
  • Euchromia Stephens, 1829 (non Hübner, [1819]: preoccupied)
  • Loxoterma Busck, 1906

Due to the very close relationship between Celypha and the "wastebin genus" Olethreutes, there has been some confusion about the former's synonymy. Celyphoides and Loxoterma are sometimes[4] listed as a synonym of Olethreutes. But the type species of the first is Tortrix flavipalpana (a junior synonym of C. flavipalpana), and that of the second is T. latifasciana (a junior synonym of C. aurofasciana). This makes Celyphoides and Loxoterma junior subjective synonyms of Celypha, at least in its present delimitation.[1]

Celyphoides, meanwhile, was a nomen nudum for 5 years. It was first used by R. Agenjo Cecilia in 1955, but only properly established by N.S. Obraztsov in 1960.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Baixeras et al. (2009a)
  2. ^ See references in Savela (2005a)
  3. ^ Baixeras et al. (2009b)
  4. ^ See e.g. references in Savela (2005a,b)