Selania capparidana

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Selania capparidana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Tortricidae
Genus: Selania
Species: S. capparidana
Binomial name
Selania capparidana
(Zeller, 1847)[1]
  • Grapholitha capparidana Zeller, 1847
  • Laspeyresia capparidana
  • Grapholitha rhezelana Chretien, 1915

Selania capparidana is a moth of the Tortricidae family. It was described by Zeller in 1847. It is found in Spain, Sardinia, Italy and Greece.[2]

The wingspan is 9–10 mm.[3]

The larvae feed on Capparis spinosa. They may mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine has the form of a full-depth corridor, which later becomes more blotch-like. A single larva makes several mines. Pupation takes place outside of the mine. Larvae of the summer generation feed in the shoots, buds and fruits of their host plant.[4]