Stenoptilia stigmatodactylus

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Stenoptilia stigmatodactylus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pterophoridae
Genus: Stenoptilia
Species: S. stigmatodactylus
Binomial name
Stenoptilia stigmatodactylus
(Zeller, 1852)[1]
Synonyms
  • Pterophorus stigmatodactylus Zeller, 1852
  • Pterophorus oreodactylus Zeller, 1852

Stenoptilia stigmatodactylus is a moth of the family Pterophoridae. It is found in western, central and Mediterranean Europe, extending into Asia Minor and North Africa. It is also known from Iran,[2] Russia and Armenia.[3]

The wingspan is 17–23 mm.[4]

The larvae feed on Thymus vulgaris, Scabiosa ochroleuca, Scabiosa lucida and Knautia arvensis.[5] They feed on the flowers and seeds. Pupation takes place on the stem of the host plant. The pupa is covered with a loose web.

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