Bedellia silvicolella

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Bedellia silvicolella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Bedelliidae
Genus: Bedellia
Species: B. silvicolella
Binomial name
Bedellia silvicolella
Klimesch, 1968

Bedellia silvicolella is a moth in the Bedelliidae family. It is endemic to the Canary Islands.

The larvae feed on Convolvulus canariensis and Convolvulus floridus. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine starts as a slender corridor with a thick, central frass line that sometimes occupies the entire width of the leaf. Later, larvae create larger, brownish, full-depth fleck mines, often in different leaves.

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