Girish Mahajan

Eucosma messingiana

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Tortricidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Eucosma
Eucosma messingiana
Similar  Eucosma campoliliana, Eucosma conterminana, Eucosma cana, Eucosma, Olethreutinae

Eucosma messingiana is a species of moth of the Tortricidae family. It is found in China (Hebei, Inner Mongolia), Mongolia, Russia and Europe, where it has been recorded from Germany, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Poland, the Baltic region, Sweden and Finland. The habitat consists of sandy areas.

The wingspan is 18–28 mm. Adults are on wing from August to September in one generation per year.

The larvae feed on Artemisia campestris. Larvae can be found from September to May.


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