Lamoria anella, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Lamoria anella, Crete - photo © K. Bormpoudaki

Lamoria anella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)


Lamoria anella is a moth of the family Pyralidae on the island of Crete, Greece.

Scientific name

Lamoria anella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

Tinea anella (Denis & Schiffermüller)

Melia bipunctana (Curtis, 1828)

Common name

Fausse-teigne des Thérésiens


Superfamily: Pyraloidea > Family: Pyralidae > Subfamily: Galleriinae > Tribus: Tirathabini > Genus: Lamoria


18-41 mm

Sexual dimorphism occurs, in which the female’s wingspan is larger (30-41 mm) than the male’s (18-29 mm).


Gardens, parks, fields, and phrygana.

Food plant

The larvae feed on Compositae (Aster, Inula), and have also been found inside Hymenoptera nests such as Polistes sp., Vespula sp.

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

Lepidoptera Mundi

Lepiforum e. V.

Moths and Butterflies of Europe and North Africa