Girish Mahajan

Acroclita sonchana

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Tortricidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Acroclita
Acroclita sonchana

Acroclita sonchana is a moth of the Tortricidae family. It is found on the Canary Islands.

The wingspan is 14–17 mm. The forewings are dark fuscous, sprinkled and mottled with shades of chestnut brown. The hindwings are brownish cinereous (ashy grey).

The larvae feed on the leaves of Sonchus gummifer and Sonchus leptocephalus. Young larvae are dull grey, but turn bright red before pupation.

References

Acroclita sonchana Wikipedia


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