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Phaulernis fulviguttella

(Phaulernis fulviguttella)

Description

Phaulernis fulviguttella, the yellow-spotted lance-wing, is a moth of the family Epermeniidae. It is found in most of Europe, the Caucasus, the Russian Far East and Japan. The wingspan is 10–11 mm. There is one generation per year with adults on wing from July to August. The larvae feed on the seeds of Peucedanum, Angelica, Heracleum and Pimpinella species, as well as Ligusticum scoticum. The larvae are white with grey spots and a dark head. They live within spun seeds. Larvae can be found from September to October. The species overwinters in the pupal stage within a pupa made underground.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Epermeniidae
Genus:Phaulernis
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