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Bedellia silvicolella

(Bedellia silvicolella)

Description

Bedellia silvicolella is a moth in the Bedelliidae family. It is endemic to the Canary Islands. The larvae feed on Convolvulus canariensis and Convolvulus floridus. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine starts as a slender corridor with a thick, central frass line that sometimes occupies the entire width of the leaf. Later, larvae create larger, brownish, full-depth fleck mines, often in different leaves.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Bedelliidae
Genus:Bedellia
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