Carposina scirrhosella

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Carposina scirrhosella
Carposina scirrhosella larva.jpg
A larva of Carposina scirrhosella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Carposinidae
Genus: Carposina
Species: C. scirrhosella
Binomial name
Carposina scirrhosella
Herrich-Schäffer, 1854[1]
Synonyms
  • Carposina orientella Stanoiu & Nemes, 1968

Carposina scirrhosella, the peach fruit moth, is a moth of the Carposinidae family. It is found from Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria to the Middle East.[2]

Damage

The wingspan is 11–15 mm. The forewings are whitish. The hindwings are whitish in males and somewhat darkened in females. Adults are on wing from June to August.

The larvae feed on Rosa species. They feed inside the fruit of their host plant. They eject small frass packages which can be found on the exterior of the rose hip.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fauna Europaea". Faunaeur.org. Retrieved 2011-12-19. 
  2. ^ "The First finding of the species Carposina scirrhosella Herrich-schäffer, 1854 (Lepidoptera, Copromorphoidea, Carposinidae) in Serbia" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2011-12-19. 
  3. ^ "Bug Wood". Wiki.bugwood.org. 2011-02-28. Retrieved 2011-12-19.