Istrianis femoralis, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Istrianis femoralis, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Istrianis femoralis (Staudinger, 1876)


Istrianis femoralis is a moth of the family Gelechiidae on the island of Crete, Greece.

Scientific name

Istrianis femoralis (Staudinger, 1876)

Gelechia myricariella (Frey, 1870)

Teleiodes myricariella (Frey, 1870)

Teleia amilcarella (Lucas, 1933)

Common name


Superfamily: Gelechioidea > Family: Gelechiidae > Subfamily: Gelechiinae > Tribus: Litini > Genus: Istrianis


9-12 mm


Dry shrubland.

Food plant

The larva is monophagous on Anacardiaceae (Pistacia terebinthus) and bores into the shoots and fruits, and also into the galls of Forda marginata.

Flight period*
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

*based on one observation on the island


Lepiforum e. V.

Lepidoptera Mundi

Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa

Plant Parasites of Europe