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Ochsenheimeria capella

(Ochsenheimeria capella)

Description

Ochsenheimeria capella is a moth of the family Ypsolophidae. It is found in Hungary and from Russia to northern Kazakhstan. The wingspan is about 10 mm. The larvae feed on Secale cereale, Setaria italica and Stipa species. They probably mine the leaves of their host plant for about a week. The larva then continues feeding as a stem borer.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Ypsolophidae
Genus:Ochsenheimeria
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