Stenoptilodes antirrhina

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Stenoptilodes antirrhina
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pterophoridae
Genus: Stenoptilodes
Species: S. antirrhina
Binomial name
Stenoptilodes antirrhina
(Lange, 1940)
Synonyms
  • Platyptilia antirrhina Lange, 1940

Stenoptilodes antirrhina (snapdragon plume moth) is a moth of the Pterophoridae family. It is known from California in the United States, but also greenhouses in the south-eastern U.S. that have received cuttings of snapdragon from California.[1]

The wingspan is 15–25 mm.

The larvae feed on Antirrhinum species (including Antirrhinum majus), as well as Pelargonium x hortorum. Young larvae mine the leaves and later burrow into the stem, petioles, flowers or seed pods. The development to a full-grown larva takes three to five weeks. The species overwinters as an adult.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ EPPO Reporting Service
  2. ^ "Stenoptilodes genus at Bug Guide". Bug Guide. Retrieved 6 October 2010. 

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