Batrachedra (genus)

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Batrachedra praeangusta (click on image to enlarge it)
Author: Patrick Clement
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Batrachedridae - Batrachedra Herrich-Schäffer, 1853

The family Batrachedridae includes more than 100 species of tiny moths. The wings and antennae are typically held close to the body.

The genus Batrachedra has a world-wide distribution. The larvae often feed on developing inflorescences, fruits, or conifer needles. Several species are regarded as pests like the lesser date moth, Batrachedra amydraula, a pest of date palms in the Near East.

Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: