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Dialectica carcharota

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Gracillariidae
Scientific name  Dialectica carcharota
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Dialectica
Rank  Species

Dialectica carcharota is a moth of the Gracillariidae family. It is known from South Africa, Ethiopia and Zimbabwe.

The larvae feed on Borago officinalis, Cynoglossum hochstetteri and Lithospermum species. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine has the form of an irregular, semi-transparent blotch-mine, usually occupying a whole leaf.

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Dialectica carcharota Wikipedia


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