A-Z Moth Families in Crete

More photographs and detailed information about 540 species are available on the species pages; these are listed here alphabetically (A-Z)—the moths of Crete number 1200+ species in several families, in many habitats on the island.

Learn more about each moth’s family and species on the island of Crete by clicking on the scientific name in the summary list.

In each family, you will find representative species photographed on the island. This list is nondefinitive and will be constantly updated to estimate the number of moths on the island and to gather all the scattered information and knowledge concerning the species of Crete.


6/7/2024: 1 new species added: Pterolonche inspersa.
30/6/2024: 2 new species added: Udea fulvalis, Epidola stigma.
13/5/2024: 1 new species added: Idaea deversaria. Cochylidia heydeniana was corrected to Neocochylis molliculana.
10/5/2024: 1 new species added: Pareulype lasithiotica.
20/4/2024: 1 new species added: Raparna conicephala.
9/4/2024: 3 new species added: Nemapogon cyprica, Menophra abruptaria, Rivula sericealis.
13/3/2024: 1 new species added: Bedellia somnulentella.
 5/3/2024: 2 new species added: Eupithecia dodoneata, Stangeia siceliota.

18/1/2024: 6 new species added: Mythimna ferrago, Bactra lancealana, Theresimima ampellophaga, Ypsolopha cf minotaurella, Microloxia herbaria, Hypsopygia incarnatalis.

13/1/2024: Stenoptilia stigmatodactylus was corrected to Stenoptilia zophodactylus.

11/1/2024: Thaumetopoea wilkinsoni was updated to Thaumetopoea cretensis. 1 new species added: Elachista consortella.

7/1/2024: 7 new species added: Clepsis trivia, Bembecia albanensis, Bembecia ichneumoniformis, Bembecia uroceriformis, Chamaesphecia bibioniformis, Chamaesphecia minoica, Pyropteron leucomelaena.