Depressaria depressana

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Depressaria depressana
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Division: Ditrysia
Family: Depressariidae
Genus: Depressaria
Species: D. depressana
Binomial name
Depressaria depressana
(Fabricius, 1775)
  • Depressaria depressella (Fabricius, 1798)
  • Depressaria bluntii Curtis, 1829
  • Pyralis depressana Fabricius, 1775
  • Tinea depressella Fabricius, 1798
  • Depressaria rhodochlora Meyrick, 1923
  • Depressaria depressella var. amasiella Staudinger, 1879
  • Depressaria depressella var. prangosella Walsingham, 1903

Blunt’s flat-body or purple carrot-seed moth (Depressaria depressana) is a moth of the Depressariidae family. It is found in most of Europe. It is also found in the Near East, North Africa, the eastern part of the Palearctic ecozone and since 2009 in North America. In the former USSR, it is distributed in the entire European part except for the Far North. It is also found in the northern Caucasus and Transcaucasia (Georgia and Armenia), in Kazakhstan, Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan), in the south of Siberia (Tomsk, Novosibirsk regions and Altai Territory) and the Russian Far East (Primorskii Territory). It is an introduced species in North America, where it has been reported from Québec and Ontario.[1]

The wingspan is 14–20 mm. Adults are on wing from March to May. There is one generation in the north. There are two generations in the northern Caucasus and up to three generations in the south of Ukraine.

The larvae feed on Daucus carota, Pimpinella, Pastinaca, Seseli and Peucedanum oreoselinum.



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