Supriya Ghosh

Hellinsia osteodactyla

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Pterophoridae
Scientific name  Hellinsia osteodactyla
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Hellinsia
Rank  Species
Hellinsia osteodactyla
Similar  Hellinsia, Hellinsia tephradactyla, Hellinsia didactylites, Amblyptilia punctidactyla, Oidaematophorus

Hellinsia osteodactyla is a moth of the Pterophoridae family. It is found in most of Europe (except the Benelux, Iceland, Ireland and Greece), as well as North Africa and from Asia Minor to Japan.

The wingspan is 16–23 millimetres (0.63–0.91 in). Adults are on wing at dusk in July.

The larvae feed on the flowers and seed-heads of Solidago virgaurea, Senecio nemorensis, Senecio bicolour and Aster linosyris.

References

Hellinsia osteodactyla Wikipedia


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