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Acentropinae is a fairly small subfamily of the lepidopteran family Crambidae, the crambid snout moths. Species of this subfamily are exclusively found in wetlands and aquatic habitats.

Elophila nymphaeata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Acentropinae
Stephens, 1836[1]

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  • Acentridae A. Speyer, 1869
  • Acentropodidae Dunning, 1872
  • Aquaticae Hübner, 1796
  • Argyractini Lange, 1956
  • Cataclystae Hübner, 1825
  • Chloephila Guilding, 1830
  • Elophilae Hübner, 1825
  • Kamptoptera Guilding, 1830
  • Lathrotelidae J. F. G. Clarke, 1971
  • Nymphulae Hübner, 1825
  • Nymphulites Duponchel, 1845
  • Hydrocampidae Guenée, 1854
  • Parapoynges Hübner, 1825


In modern treatments, the former subfamily Nymphulinae is mostly treated as a tribe within Acentropinae. There are about 730 species in 78 genera. Only 13 species in 6 genera are found in Europe.

Former genera

See also


  1. Nuss, M.; et al. (2003–2013). "GlobIZ search". Global Information System on Pyraloidea. Retrieved 2013-01-11.
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