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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Apodia bifractella

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Apodia bifractella

Apodia bifractella is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It is found in most of Europe, as well as Turkey, the Caucasus and North Africa.[2]

A sprig of Inula conyza (1b), and seeds fastened together and bored by the larva (1b*)

The wingspan is 9–12 mm. Adults are on wing from July to August.[3]

The larvae feed on Pulicaria dysenterica, Inula conyzae and Aster tripolium. They feed within the seedheads of their host plant. Larvae can be found from October to April. They are shaped as Diptera larva and are translucent off-white with an off-white head. The species overwinters in the larval stage. Pupation takes place within the seedhead.


  1. ^ Fauna Europaea
  2. ^ Junnilainen, J. et al. 2010: The gelechiid fauna of the southern Ural Mountains, part II: list of recorded species with taxonomic notes (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Zootaxa, 2367: 1–68. Preview
  3. ^ UKmoths


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