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Teleiodes vulgella

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

The common groundling (Teleiodes vulgella) is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It is known from most of Europe, east to the southern Ural and the Volga region.

The wingspan is 11–14 mm. Adults have small blackish patches bordered by raised whitish scale-tufts. They are on wing from June to July.

The larva feed on various shrubs and trees, including Crataegus, Prunus spinosa, Cotoneaster horizontalis, Juniperus communis, Malus domestica, Malus sylvestris, Prunus domestica, Amelanchier, Pyrus communis, Sorbus aria and Sorbus aucuparia.

References

Teleiodes vulgella Wikipedia


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