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Scrobipalpa suaedivorella

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

Scrobipalpa suaedivorella is a moth in the Gelechiidae family. It was described by Chrétien in 1915. It is found in Tunisia, Algeria, Spain, south-western Russia, Turkey and Iran.

The wingspan is 14–15 mm. The forewings are ochreous-whitish, lightly tinged with red. The hindwings are white.

The larvae feed on Suaeda species, including Suaeda drepanophylla, Suaeda microphylla and Suaeda physophora. They spin twigs together and mine the leaves.

References

Scrobipalpa suaedivorella Wikipedia


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