Kessleria fasciapennella

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Kessleria fasciapennella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Yponomeutidae
Genus: Kessleria
Species: K. fasciapennella
Binomial name
Kessleria fasciapennella
(Stainton, 1849)
  • Zelleria fasciapennella Stainton, 1849
  • Kessleria longipenella Friese, 1960

Kessleria fasciapennella is a moth of the Yponomeutidae family. It is found in Great Britain, Fennoscandia, the Baltic region, Poland, Austria, Switzerland and Spain.[1]

The wingspan is 14–18 mm. Adults are on wing from August to September and again, after overwintering, from May to June.[2]

The larvae feed on Parnassia palustris. They mine the leaves of their host plant. Young larva create a long, irregular gallery in a basal leaf. Older larvae live freely in the hearth of the plant in a white silken tube.[3] The larvae have a light reddish grey body and a brown head. They can be found from June to July.