Salebriopsis is a monotypic snout moth genus erected by Hans-Joachim Hannemann in 1965.[1] Its single species, Salebriopsis albicilla, was first described by Gottlieb August Wilhelm Herrich-Schäffer in 1849. It is found in most of Europe, except Ireland, Portugal, most of the Balkan Peninsula and Ukraine.[2]

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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pyralidae
Tribe: Phycitini
Genus: Salebriopsis
Hannemann, 1965
S. albicilla
Binomial name
Salebriopsis albicilla


  • Postsalebria Hannemann, 1964
  • Turdoempista Roesler, 1967


  • Nephopterix albicilla Herrich-Schäffer, 1849

The wingspan is 19–21 mm.[3] Adults are on wing from May to July in one generation per year.[4]

The larvae feed on Salix species, Tilia cordata,[5] Corylus and Alnus glutinosa. They feed between rolled leaves of their host plant.


  1. ^ Nuss, M.; et al. (2003–2011). "GlobIZ search". Global Information System on Pyraloidea. Retrieved September 29, 2011.
  2. ^ Fauna Europaea
  3. ^ Archived 2011-02-12 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Lepidoptera of Belgium
  5. ^ Kimber, Ian. "62.008 BF1446 Salebriopsis albicilla (Herrich-Schäffer, 1849)". UKMoths. Retrieved 13 November 2019.