dcsimg

Levipalpus hepatariella

provided by wikipedia EN

Levipalpus hepatariella is a species of moth of the family Depressariidae. It is found in most of Europe, except Ireland, Belgium, the Iberian Peninsula, Ukraine and most of the Balkan Peninsula. In the east, the range extends to the eastern part of the Palearctic ecozone.

The wingspan is 20–25 mm.[2] Adults have been recorded from August to the beginning of September.

The larvae feed on Arenaria species[3] and Antennaria dioica. It was believed that the larvae first feed on the flower heads and then bore into the stems, but recently larvae of at least the later instars feed on the lower leaves of their host plant from silken tubes which extend into the soil.[4]

References

 title=
license
cc-by-sa-3.0
copyright
Wikipedia authors and editors
original
visit source
partner site
wikipedia EN

Levipalpus hepatariella: Brief Summary

provided by wikipedia EN

Levipalpus hepatariella is a species of moth of the family Depressariidae. It is found in most of Europe, except Ireland, Belgium, the Iberian Peninsula, Ukraine and most of the Balkan Peninsula. In the east, the range extends to the eastern part of the Palearctic ecozone.

The wingspan is 20–25 mm. Adults have been recorded from August to the beginning of September.

The larvae feed on Arenaria species and Antennaria dioica. It was believed that the larvae first feed on the flower heads and then bore into the stems, but recently larvae of at least the later instars feed on the lower leaves of their host plant from silken tubes which extend into the soil.

license
cc-by-sa-3.0
copyright
Wikipedia authors and editors
original
visit source
partner site
wikipedia EN