Prays (genus)

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Prays atomocella (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): John and Jane Balaban
Source: BugGuide

Prays Hübner, 1825

This genus of ermine moths contains around 50 species which are found mainly in Europe and Asia. The wingspan is typically 10-20 mm. The forewing pattern may be white with black marks or more a mixture of light and darker areas. Several species are agricultural pests, mining leaves or boring into fruits, flowers and petioles. For example the olive moth, Prays oleae, is a serious pest of olive trees in the Mediterranean regions.

Type species: Prays caenobitella


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