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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Incurvariina
Superfamilia: Adeloidea

Familia: Prodoxidae
Subfamilia: Prodoxinae
Genus: Greya
Species: Greya mitellae

Greya mitellae D.R. Davis & Pellmyr, 1992

Type locality: USA, Idaho, Moscow Mts. [near Moscow].

Holotype: NMNH. male. genitalia slide no. USNM 18192. 4.VI.1933. J.F.G. Clarke.

Greya mitellae is a moth of the family Prodoxidae. It is found in moist coniferous or mixed coniferous forests in north-western Idaho and the Blue Mountains of south-eastern Washington.

The wingspan is 10–15 mm. Adults are sexually dimorphic. The forewings of the larger females are stramineous, while those of the males are brown to dark yellow with a slight purple iridescence. Both sexes have small, dark brown spots. The hindwings are medium to dark grey.[1]

The larvae feed on Mitella stauropetala. The larvae are thought to be leaf miners.


Davis, Donald R. Olle Pellmyr & John N. Thompson, 1992: Biology and Systematics of Greya Busck and Tetragma, new genus (Lepidoptera: Prodoxidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 524: 1–88. Full article [1]

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