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Caryocolum blandella

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Gelechiidae
Scientific name  Caryocolum blandella
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Caryocolum
Rank  Species
Caryocolum blandella
Similar  Caryocolum, Aristotelia ericinella, Anarsia spartiella, Bryotropha similis

Caryocolum blandella is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It is found from central and northern Europe to the Ural Mountains and southern Siberia.

The wingspan is 9.5-14.5 mm. The forewings are whitish with scattered orange-brown scales. The forewings are mottled grey-brown, particularly along the costa and at the apex. The moths are on wing from April to June depending on the location.

The larvae feed on Stellaria holostea. Young larvae mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine has the form of a long narrow gallery close to the midrib. Older larvae live free among spun leaves or the inflorescence. The larvae have a yellowish green body and a black head. They can be found from April to June.


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