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Cotton web spinner
Achyra affinitalis female.jpg
Achyra affinitalis male.jpg
Scientific classification
  • Botys affinitalis Lederer, 1863
  • Loxostege ustalis
  • Nymphula sordida Butler, 1886
  • Scopula turbidalis Walker, 1866
  • Scopula ustalis Walker, [1866]

Achyra affinitalis, the cotton web spinner, is a moth of the family Crambidae. It was described by Julius Lederer in 1863 and is found in Australia and New Zealand.


The wingspan is about 20 mm.

Host plants

The larvae feed on Helianthus annuus, Medicago sativa, Linum usatissimum, Gossypium hirsutum, Sorghum bicolor and Atriplex species.

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