Lathronympha strigana

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Lathronympha strigana
Olethreutinae - Lathronympha strigana.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Section: Cossina
Family: Tortricidae
Subfamily: Olethreutinae
Genus: Lathronympha
Species: L. strigana
Binomial name
Lathronympha strigana
(Fabricius, 1775)
Synonyms
  • Lathronympha hypericana Hübner

Lathronympha strigana is a moth of the Tortricidae family.

Description[edit]

Lathronympha strigana is a medium-sized moth with a wingspan of 14–18 mm. The basic color of the wings is light reddish brown. The forewings have a few light lines at the wing tip and two silver cross bars in the outer rear section. Adults are on wing from June to July, sometimes with a second generation in late August or September. The larvae are a little flat, gray green with darker spots and a maroon head. They feed on Hypericum species.

Distribution[edit]

This species can be found in most of Europe, except in the far north, and in northern Asia.

Habitat[edit]

Lathronympha strigana prefers open forests, roadsides and other places where the host plant grows.

References[edit]

  • UKmoths
  • Biolib
  • Fauna Europaea
  • Aarvik, L., Berggren, K. og Hansen, L.O. (2000) Catalogus Lepidopterorum Norvegiae. Norwegian Entomological Society / Norwegian Institute for Forest Research, 192 pages