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Scrobipalpa acuminatella

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Gelechiidae
Scientific name  Scrobipalpa acuminatella
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Scrobipalpa
Rank  Species
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Similar  Scrobipalpa, Scrobipalpa atriplicella, Scrobipalpa costella, Scrobipalpa obsoletella, Syncopacma cinctella

Scrobipalpa acuminatella is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It is found in most of Europe, as well as Turkey, southern Siberia, Central Asia (Afghanistan, northern Iran, western Kazakhstan) and China (Anhui). It was recently reported from Canada, with records from Ontario and Qu├ębec.

The wingspan is 10.5-14.5 mm. The moths are on wing from April to August depending on the location.

The larvae feed on Carduus and Cirsium species, but also Cotton thistle, Artemisia species and Serratula tinctoria.

References

Scrobipalpa acuminatella Wikipedia