Palumbina guerinii, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Palumbina guerinii, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Palumbina guerinii (Stainton, 1858)


Palumbina guerinii is a moth of the family Gelechiidae on the island of Crete, Greece.

Scientific name

Palumbina guerinii (Stainton, 1858)

Stathmopoda guerinii (Stainton, 1858)

Palumbina terebintella (Rondani, 1876)

Tinea pistaciae (Anagnostopoulos, 1935)

Common name


Superfamily: Gelechioidea > Family: Gelechiidae > Subfamily: Triotrichinae > Genus: Palumbina


10-11 mm


Dry and warm areas.

Food plant

The larva is monophagous on Anacardiaceae (Pistacia terebinthus) and feeds on fruits, aphid-galls on leaves, or mines into the leaves.

It is considered a pest on Pistachio trees.

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

Lepiforum e. V.

Lepidoptera Mundi

Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa

Plant Parasites of Europe