Dichomeris limosellus

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Dichomeris limosellus
Dichomeris limosellus.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gelechiidae
Genus: Dichomeris
Species: D. limosellus
Binomial name
Dichomeris limosellus
(Schläger, 1849)[1]
  • Hypsolophus limosellus Schlager, 1849
  • Dichomeris limosella
  • Coleophora lutifrontella Bruand, 1850
  • Hypsolophus deflectivellus Reutti, 1853

Dichomeris limosellus is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It is found in most of Europe, except Ireland, Great Britain, Norway, the Iberian Peninsula and part of the Balkan Peninsula.

Clover leaves united by larva

The wingspan is 19–22 mm.[2] Adults are on wing from May to late June and again from July to September in two generations per year.

The larvae feed on Lotus, Medicago sativa and Trifolium.