Syncopacma taeniolella

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Syncopacma taeniolella
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Upper and underside
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gelechiidae
Genus: Syncopacma
Species: S. taeniolella
Binomial name
Syncopacma taeniolella
(Zeller, 1839)[1]
  • Gelechia taeniolella Zeller, 1839
  • Stomopteryx taeniolella

Syncopacma taeniolella is a moth of the Gelechiidae family. It is found in most of Europe.

A sprig of Trifolium micranthum with leaves united by larva

The wingspan is 10–13 mm.[2] Adults are on wing in July.

The larvae feed on Lotus corniculatus, Lotus uliginosus, Medicago and Trifolium species. They initially mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine consists of an irregular blotchy rather small mine. Soon the larvae leave the mine, and start mining from between few spun leaves.[3] Larvae can be found in May and June.[4]