Arthropods •

Bedellia ehikella

(Bedellia ehikella)


Bedellia ehikella is a moth in the Bedelliidae family. It is found in Ukraine, Spain, Sardinia, Italy, Croatia, the Czech Republic and Hungary. Adults are on wing from late March to mid-May and again from July to September in Ukraine. The larvae feed on Convolvulus cantabrica. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine starts as a narrow tortuous corridor with a central frass line, that often cuts off part of the leaf. Later, larvae leave the mine and begin to make a series of full depth fleck mines. Pupation takes place outside of the leaf.

Taxonomic tree:

Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Insecta
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