Acrolepiopsis sapporensis

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Acrolepiopsis sapporensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Acrolepiidae
Genus: Acrolepiopsis
Species: A. sapporensis
Binomial name
Acrolepiopsis sapporensis
Matsumura, 1931
Synonyms
  • Diplodoma marginepunctella f. sapporensis Matsumura, 1931
  • Narycia marginepunctella sapporensis
  • Acrolepia sapporensis
  • Acrolepia alliella Semenov and Kuznetsov, 1956

The Asiatic onion leafminer (Acrolepiopsis sapporensis) is a moth of the Acrolepiidae family. It is native to Asia, where it is found from China and Mongolia to Russia, Korea and Japan. It is an introduced species in Hawaii, where it was initially misidentified as Acrolepiopsis assectella.

The length of the forewings is 4.7–5 mm.

The larvae feed on Allium fistulosum, Allium cepa, Allium porrum, Allium odorum, Allium nipponicum and Allium schoenoprasum. The larvae attack the leaves but sometimes also the scape, bulb or seed capsule.

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