Glyphipterix umbilici

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Glyphipterix umbilici
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Glyphipterigidae
Genus: Glyphipterix
Species: G. umbilici
Binomial name
Glyphipterix umbilici
M. Hering, 1927
Synonyms
  • Glyphipterix talhouki Diakonoff, 1978

Glyphipterix umbilici is a moth of the Glyphipterigidae family. It is found on the Canary Islands and Sardinia and in Portugal[1] and Lebanon.[2]

The larvae feed on Umbilicus rupestris. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine starts as a branching corridor with a central line of green frass. Later, it becomes a full depth blotch. A larva may vacate the mine and start mining elsewhere. Pupation takes place outside of the mine.[3] The larvae are yellowish white with a brown head. They can be found in February and April.

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