Moths of Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Moths of Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

A-Z Moth Families in Crete

More photographs and detailed information about 509 species are available on the species pages; these are listed here in alphabetical order (A-Z). The moths of Crete number 1200+ species in several families, in a large number of 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 that have been 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.


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.