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Species Recurvaria nanella - Lesser Bud Moth - Hodges#1783

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Subfamily Gelechiinae
Tribe Litini
Genus Recurvaria
Species nanella (Lesser Bud Moth - Hodges#1783)
Hodges Number
1783
Explanation of Names
Authors: Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775
Size
Wingspan c. 12 mm.
Season
Flies in July and August
Food
feeds on apple (Malus), pear (Pyrus) and also Prunus.
Life Cycle
The larva mines a leaf when young, later feeding inside a bud after hibernating.
Remarks
Non native. A pest of fruit trees.
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