Incurvaria praelatella

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Incurvaria praelatella
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Incurvariidae
Genus: Incurvaria
I. praelatella
Binomial name
Incurvaria praelatella
  • Tinea praelatella Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775
  • Lampronia praelatella

Incurvaria praelatella is a moth of the family Incurvariidae. It is found in all of Europe, except the Iberian Peninsula.

Feeding damage

The wingspan is 11–14 mm.

The larvae feed on Achillea, Agrimonia, Alchemilla vulgaris, Filipendula, Fragaria vesca, Geum rivale, Potentilla reptans, Rubus fruticosus and Spiraea douglasii. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine consists of a small full depth blotch, which is transparent at first. The mine starts at the leaf margin, mostly near the leaf tip. The frass is scattered about the mine in grains. There may be several mines in a single leaf.

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