Loxostege sticticalis

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Loxostege sticticalis
Loxostege sticticalis.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Genus: Loxostege
Species: L. sticticalis
Binomial name
Loxostege sticticalis
(Linnaeus, 1761)
Synonyms
  • Phalaena Pyralis sticticalis Linnaeus, 1761
  • Pyralis fuscalis Hübner, 1796
  • Pyralis lupulina Clerck, 1764
  • Botys lupulinalis Guenée, 1854
  • Phalaena Tortrix miana O. F. Müller, 1764
  • Pyralis tetragonalis Haworth, 1811
  • Pyralis sylvata Panzer, 1804
  • Loxostege sticticalis tenebrosa Caradja, 1939

Loxostege sticticalis is a species of moth of the family Crambidae. It was described by Linnaeus in 1761. It is found in the Palearctic ecozone and Nearctic ecozone.

The wingspan is 24–29 millimetres (0.94–1.14 in). The moth flies from May to September depending on the location.

The larvae feed on various herbaceous plants, such as Artemisia vulgaris, beet, Chenopodium album and Artemisia campestris. It can become a pest for sugar beet and tobacco.

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