Elachista grotenfelti, Crete - photo © Fotis Samaritakis
The Family Depressariidae (Depressariid Moths)
The Family Depressariidae
The family Depressariidae is a ubiquitous family that belongs to the enormous superfamily Gelechioidea. The Depressariidae were previously classified as a subfamily under other families such as the Oecophoridae and Elachistidae, but have recently been separated as a family (Heikkila et al. 2014).
Caterpillars of this family generally live in shelters made from leaves of plants, flowers, or seeds, joined with silk; a few are leaf miners and stem borers.
The following species are representative species of the Depressariidae moths that have been photographed on the island of Crete. You can obtain more information about each species, by selecting the relative species icon. The list of Depressariidae species is nondefinitive.
List of Depressariidae species in Crete