Falseuncaria ruficiliana

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Red-fringed conch
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Tortricidae
Genus: Falseuncaria
Species: F. ruficiliana
Binomial name
Falseuncaria ruficiliana
(Haworth, [1811])[1]
Synonyms
  • Tortrix ruficiliana Haworth, [1811]
  • Tinea ciliella Hubner, 1796
  • Conchylis coniana Fuchs, 1903
  • Eupoecilia ruficiliella Wood, 1839
  • Conchylis tectana Fuchs, 1903

Falseuncaria ruficiliana, the red-fringed conch, is a species of moth of the family Tortricidae. It is found in China (Xinjiang) and most of Europe.[2] The habitat consists of limestone, heathland and moorland.

The wingspan is 13–15 mm. There are two generations per year, with adults on wing in May and again from July to August.

The larvae feed on the seeds of Primula veris, Primula farinosa, Linaria vulgaris, Inula officinalis, Aster linosyris, Bellis perennis, Gentiana verna and Antirrhinum species,[3] living within the seed capsules.[4] The species overwinters as a cocoon.[5]

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