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Sciota hostilis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Pyralidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Sciota
Similar  Laodamia faecella, Ortholepis betulae, Sciota rhenella, Acrobasis mara, Pyla fusca

Sciota hostilis is a species of snout moth in the genus Sciota. It was described by Stephens in 1834. It is found in most of Europe (except the Iberian Peninsula, Ireland and most of the Balkan Peninsula).

The wingspan is 20–24 mm. Adults are usually rather dull-coloured, dark and obscurely marked. It is a variable species however, and there are forms in which the base of the forewings is red or orange-tinted.

The larvae feed on Populus tremula from between two leaves spun together. The species overwinters in the pupal stage within a cocoon.


Sciota hostilis Wikipedia

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