Stenoptilia zophodactylus

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Stenoptilia zophodactylus
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pterophoridae
Genus: Stenoptilia
Species: S. zophodactylus
Binomial name
Stenoptilia zophodactylus
Duponchel, 1840
Synonyms
  • Pterophorus loewii Zeller, 1847
  • Pterophorus zophodactylus Duponchel, 1840
  • Pterophorus canalis Walker, 1864
  • Mimeseoptilus semicostata Zeller, 1873

Stenoptilia zophodactylus is a species of moth of the family Pterophoridae. It is found in Europe, North America, South America (Ecuador, Mexico and Paraguay), Australia, South Africa, India[1] and Iran.[2]

The wingspan is 16–23 mm.

The larvae feed on Centaurium species (including Centaurium erythraea, Centaurium venusta and Centaurium littoralis), Blackstonia (including Blackstonia perfoliata), Gentiana species (including Gentiana lutea), Gentianella germanica, Gentianella diemensis, Sopubia trifida and Blumea balsamifera.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Markku Savela (September 9, 2005). "Stenoptilia genus". funet.fi. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  2. ^ Notes on the tribes Platyptiliini and Exelastini from Iran (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae)
  3. ^ Ian Kimber (January 1, 1998). "Stenoptilia zophodactylus". ukmoths.org.uk. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 

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