Samiksha Jaiswal

Teleiodes italica

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

Teleiodes italica is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It is found in Switzerland, northern Italy, southern France and Spain.

The length of the forewings is 4.5-6.5 mm. Adults are identical to Teleiodes vulgella.

The larvae feed on Sorbus aucuparia and Crataegus and Cydonia species.

Etymology

The species is named for Italy, where it was first discovered.

References

Teleiodes italica Wikipedia


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