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Scrobipalpa scutellariaeella

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Gelechiidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Scrobipalpa

Scrobipalpa scutellariaeella is a moth in the Gelechiidae family. It was described by Chambers in 1873. It is found in North America, where it has been recorded from Kentucky and Maine.

The wingspan is about 9.5 mm. Adults are brown, tinged with blue and dusted with pale or bluish white, with an indistinct whitish costal streak before the cilia and an opposite dorsal one. The white dusting on the forewings is more dense towards the apex.

The larvae feed on Scutellaria lateriflora. They leaf miner|mine the underside of the leaves and construct an external silk-lined tube that is also used for pupation.

References

Scrobipalpa scutellariaeella Wikipedia


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