Aroga velocella

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Aroga velocella
Aroga velocella.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gelechiidae
Genus: Aroga
Species: A. velocella
Binomial name
Aroga velocella
(Zeller, 1839)[1]
  • Lita velocella Zeller, 1839
  • Lita subsequella Treitschke, 1833
  • Anacampsis nebulea Stephens, 1835
  • Lita affiniella Zetterstedt, 1839
  • Lita tesserella Zetterstedt, 1839
  • Gelechia velocella var. brunnea Schöyen, 1882
  • Gelechia velocella var. aterrimella Rebel, 1889
  • Gelechia peperistis Meyrick, 1926
  • Gelechia rupicolella Müller-Rutz, 1934

Aroga velocella is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It is found in most of Europe, except for Ireland, Iceland and Croatia. Outside of Europe, it is found in Turkey, the Caucasus and Siberia (Transbaikalia).[2]

The wingspan is 14–19 mm. Adults are on wing in May and again in August. There are two generations per year.

The larvae feed on Rumex acetosella. The larva feeds in a silken gallery at the base of the plant.


  1. ^ Fauna Europaea
  2. ^ Junnilainen, J. et al. 2010: The gelechiid fauna of the southern Ural Mountains, part II: list of recorded species with taxonomic notes (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Zootaxa, 2367: 1–68. Preview

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