Scirpophaga praelata

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Scirpophaga praelata
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Genus: Scirpophaga
Species: S. praelata
Binomial name
Scirpophaga praelata
(Scopoli, 1763)[1]
Synonyms
  • Phalaena praelata Scopoli, 1763
  • Bombyx alba Geyer in Hübner, 1828
  • Phalaena (Alucita) latidactyla Hübner, 1790
  • Scirpophaga albinella var. grisea Guenée, 1845
  • Scirpophaga cinerea Zeller, 1863
  • Scirpophaga limnochares Common, 1960
  • Tinea dubia Rossi, 1790
  • Tinea phantasmatella Hübner, 1796
  • Tinea phantasmella Treitschke, 1832
  • Thopeutis phantasmatalis Hübner, 1825

Scirpophaga praelata is a species of moth of the family Crambidae. It is found in most of Europe (except Ireland, Great Britain, Portugal, the Benelux, Germany, Fennoscandia, Estonia and Latvia),[2] Russia, Turkey, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, North Africa, Japan, Taiwan, China and Australia.[3]

The wingspan is 28–32 mm.[4]

The larvae feed on Scirpus species, including Scirpus lacustris, Scirpus validus, Scirpus mucronatus and Scirpus littoralis.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taxapad
  2. ^ Fauna Europaea
  3. ^ Savela, Markku. "Scirpophaga praelata (Scopoli, 1763)". Lepidoptera and Some Other Life Forms. Retrieved March 3, 2018. 
  4. ^ Japanese Moths