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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