Incurvaria masculella

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Feathered diamond-back
Incurvaria.masculella.male.jpg
Male
Incurvaria.masculella.female.jpg
Female
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Incurvariidae
Genus: Incurvaria
Species: I. masculella
Binomial name
Incurvaria masculella
(Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Synonyms
  • Tinea masculella Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775

Incurvaria masculella, the feathered diamond-back, is a moth of the family Incurvariidae. It is found in Europe.

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Illustration from John Curtis's British Entomology Volume 6

The wingspan is 12–16 mm. The moth flies from April to June depending on the location.

The larvae feed on oak, sweet chestnut, Corylus avellana, Tilia, Carpinus betulus, rose, Vaccinium and Crataegus.

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