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Species Chrysoesthia drurella - Goosefoot Leafminer Moth - Hodges#1717

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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 Apatetrinae
Tribe Apatetrini
Genus Chrysoesthia
Species drurella (Goosefoot Leafminer Moth - Hodges#1717)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chrysoesthia drurella
Small, bright colored
The larvae feed by mining the leaves of goosefoot (Chenopodium) and Atriplex, forming a contorted gallery.
Life Cycle
In England there are two generations, one in April and May the other in August and September. Overwinters in a cocoon.
Probably introduced from Europe
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