Sitochroa verticalis

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Sitochroa verticalis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Crambidae
Genus: Sitochroa
Species: S. verticalis
Binomial name
Sitochroa verticalis
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Synonyms
  • Phalaena (Pyralis) verticalis Linnaeus, 1758
  • Botys cinctalis Treitschke, 1829
  • Botys lavalis Herrich-Schäffer, 1849
  • Sitochroa verticalis nigricilialis (Ragonot, 1895)
  • Phalaena inversa Fourcroy, 1785

Sitochroa verticalis is a species of moth of the family Crambidae. It is found in Europe.

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The wingspan is 30–34 mm. The moth flies from May to August depending on the location.

The larvae feed on Atriplex, Rumex, Teucrium, Cirsium arvense, Diplotaxis, Cytisus scoparius, Nettle, Viola odorata and Centaurea jacea.

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