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Cryptoblabes bistriga

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Pyralidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Cryptoblabes
Similar  Anerastia lotella, Phycita roborella, Ortholepis betulae, Pyla fusca, Rhodophaea formosa

Cryptoblabes bistriga is a species of snout moth in the genus Cryptoblabes. It was described by Haworth in 1811. It is found in most of Europe, except Portugal, parts of the Balkan Peninsula and Ukraine.

The wingspan is 18–20 mm. Adults have a distinctive broad reddish area in the middle of the forewing. They are on wing from late June to July.

The larvae feed on the leaves of various trees, including Quercus, Alnus and Myrica species. They feed from within a folded leaf.

References

Cryptoblabes bistriga Wikipedia


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