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Twirler Moths & Relatives
Page Last Updated: January 21 2017
36 species
Twirler Moth larva - approx. 2 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Genus: Dichomeris
Species: Nonstrigella?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Y-backed Telphusa Moth - approx. 1 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Telphusa
Species: Longifasciella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Twirler Moth (Anacampsis) - approx. 7 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Anacampsis
Species: Agrimoniella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Twirler Moth larva - approx. 2 cm - East Don Valley (Charles Sauriol Conservation Area) - June 2009
Y-backed Telphusa Moth - approx. 1 cm - Beaver Creek (Richmond Hill) - May 2009
Twirler Moth (Anacampsis) - approx. 7 mm - West Don Valley (Wilket Creek Park) - September 2013
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Parsnip Webworm Moth (larva) - approx. 3 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Depressariidae
Genus: Depressaria
Species: Pastinacella
Linden Bark Borer Moth - approx. 7 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Chrysoclista
Species: Linneella
Also known as Linnaeus's Spangle-wing Moth
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Gold-striped Leaftier Moth - approx. 1.2 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Amphisbatidae
Genus: Machimia
Species: Tentoriferella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Elachistidae (Grassminer Moths)
Cosmet Moth - approx. 7 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Cosmopterigidae (Cosmet Moths)
Genus: ?
Species: ?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Four-dotted Agonopterix Moth - approx. 1 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Depressariidae
Genus: Agonopterix
Species: Robiniella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Linden Bark Borer Moth - approx. 7 mm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - July 2010
Parsnip Webworm Moth (larva) on Wild Parsnip - approx. 3 cm - Humber Valley (Claireville Conservation Area) - July 2010
Schlaeger's? Fruitworm Moth - approx. 1.5 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Depressariidae
Genus: Antaeotricha
Species: Schlaegeri? Leucillana?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Schlaeger's? Fruitworm Moth - approx.1.5 cm - wingspan 2 to 3 cm - Rouge Park (Glenrouge Campground) - May 2015
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Updated December 3 2015
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Updated December 20 2016
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Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Purple Carrot-seed Moth - approx. 6 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Depressariidae
Genus: Depressaria
Species: Depressana
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Purple Carrot-seed Moth - approx. 6 mm - High Park - August 2016
Toothed Dichomeris Moth - approx. 8 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Genus: Dichomeris
Species: Serrativittella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Similar to D. isa
Toothed Dichomeris Moth - approx. 8 mm - High Park - June 2016
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Updated August 26 2016
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Cosmet Moth - approx. 7 mm - High Park - July 2016
Subfamily: Chrysopeleiinae
White-banded Telphusa Moth - approx. 7 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Pubitelphusa (formerly Telphusa)
Species: Latifasciella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
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Updated December 8 2016
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White-banded Telphusa Moth - approx. 7 mm - High Park - July 2016
Large Clover Casebearer Moth - approx. 8 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Coleophoridae (Casebearer Moths)
Genus: Coleophora
Species: Trifolii
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Coleotechnites coniferella - approx. 6 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Coleotechnites
Species: Coniferella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Family: Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Coleotechnites coniferella - approx. 6 mm - High Park - June 2016
Viper's Bugloss Moth (larva) - approx. 2 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Depressariidae
Genus: Ethmia
Species: Bipunctella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
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Updated January 1 2016
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Viper's Bugloss Moth (larva) on Viper's Bugloss - approx. 2 cm - Leslie Spit - September 2013
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Large Clover Casebearer Moth - approx. 8 mm - High Park - July 2016
Four-dotted Agonopterix Moth - approx.1 cm - High Park - August 2016
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Updated October 27 2016
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Canadian Agonopterix Moth - approx. 1 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Depressariidae
Genus: Agonopterix
Species: Canadensis
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Canadian Agonopterix Moth - approx.1 cm - High Park - October 2016
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Updated October 27 2016
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Thelma's Agonopterix Moth - approx.1 cm - High Park - October 2016
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Depressariidae
Genus: Agonopterix
Species: Thelmae
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Thelma's Agonopterix Moth - approx. 1 cm
Black-edged Dichomeris - approx. 1 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Genus: Dichomeris
Species: Picrocarpa
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Black-edged Dichomeris Moth - approx. 1 cm - High Park - July 2016
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Updated November 26 2016
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Burdock Seedhead Moth - approx. 1 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Metzneria
Species: Lappella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Burdock Seedhead Moth - approx. 1 cm - High Park - July 2016
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Updated November 26 2016
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Family: Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Oak Leaftier Moth - approx.1 cm - High Park - July 2016
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Depressariidae
Genus: Psilocorsis
Species: Quercicella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Oak Leaftier Moth - approx. 1 cm
Chionodes formosella - approx. 7 mm - High Park - June 2016
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Chionodes
Species: Formosella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Chionodes formosella - approx. 7 mm
Family: Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Four-spotted Yellowneck Moth - approx. 7 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Oegoconia
Species: Novimundi (also Quadripuncta)
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Autostichidae
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Four-spotted Yellowneck Moth - approx. 7 mm - High Park - July 2016
Similar to O. deauratella
Taygete attributella Moth - approx. 7 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Taygete
Species: Attributella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Autostichidae
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Taygete attributella Moth - approx. 7 mm - High Park - July 2016
Dichomeris inversella - approx. 7 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Genus: Dichomeris
Species: Inversella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Similar to D. kimballi
Dichomeris inversella - approx. 7 mm - High Park - July 2016
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Updated December 8 2016
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Mompha brevivittella - approx. 6 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Mompha
Species: Brevivittella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Family: Momphidae (Momphid Moths)
Mompha brevivittella - approx. 6 mm - High Park - July 2016
Ten-spotted Honeysuckle Moth - approx.1 cm - High Park - July 2016
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Athrips
Species: Mouffetella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Ten-spotted Honeysuckle Moth - approx. 1 cm
Family: Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
More Chionodes formosella Moths
Updated December 8 2016
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More Dichomeris inversella Moths
Updated December 8 2016
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Updated December 8 2016
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Bilobed Dichomeris - approx. 1 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Genus: Dichomeris
Species: Bilobella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Bilobed Dichomeris Moth - approx. 1 cm - High Park - August 2016
Acorn Moth - approx. 1 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Blastobasis
Species: Glandulella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Acorn Moth - approx. 1 cm - High Park - August 2016
Family: Blastobasidae (Scavenger Moths)
Gerdana caritella - approx. 7 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Gerdana
Species: Caritella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Autostichidae
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Gerdana caritella - approx. 7 mm - High Park - August 2016
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Updated December 13 2016
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Sweetclover Root Borer Moth - approx. 1 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Cosmopterigidae (Cosmet Moths)
Genus: Walshia
Species: Miscecolorella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Sweetclover Root Borer Moth - approx. 1 cm - High Park - August 2016
Subfamily: Chrysopeleiinae
Pink-washed Aristotelia Moth - approx. 7 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Aristotelia
Species: Roseosuffusella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Pink-washed Aristotelia Moth - approx. 7 mm - High Park - August 2016
Subfamily: Anomologinae
Family: Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Gold-striped Leaftier Moth - approx.1.2 cm - Rouge Park - August 2015
Chionodes thoraceochrella - approx. 7 mm - High Park - August 2016
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Chionodes
Species: Thoraceochrella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Chionodes thoraceochrella - approx. 7 mm
Family: Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Chionodes bicostomaculella? - approx. 8 mm - High Park - August 2016
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Chionodes?
Species: Bicostomaculella?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Chionodes bicostomaculella? - approx. 8 mm
Family: Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Goldenrod Elliptical-Gall Moth - approx. 1.2 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Genus: Gnorimoschema
Species: Gallaesolidaginis
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Goldenrod Elliptical-Gall Moth - approx. 1.2 cm - High Park - September 2016
Larvae produce elliptical galls in goldenrod
Coleophora species - approx. 5 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Coleophoridae (Casebearer Moths)
Genus: Coleophora
Species: ?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Coleophora species - approx. 5 mm body - High Park - August 2016
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Updated January 20 2017
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Lanceolate Moth - approx. 7 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Genus: Helcystogramma
Species: Hystricella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths & Relatives)
Lanceolate Moth - approx. 7 mm - High Park - September 2016
Family: Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)