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Tinagma perdicella

(Tinagma perdicella)

Description

Tinagma perdicella is a moth in the family Douglasiidae. It is found in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Spain, Poland, Albania, Serbia, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, the Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Baltic region, Belarus, Ukraine and Russia. The wingspan is 8–12 mm. Adults have been recorded on wing from May to June. The larvae feed on Fragaria vesca and possibly Potentilla and Rubus species. The larvae possibly mine the leaves of their host plant, although it is also reported that young larvae bore the petiole. Older larvae live freely in the heart of the plant.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Douglasiidae
Genus:Tinagma
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