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Species Acrolepiopsis assectella - Hodges#2492.1

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and kin)
Family Glyphipterigidae (Sedge and False Diamondback Moths)
Subfamily Acrolepiinae (False Diamondback Moths)
Genus Acrolepiopsis
Species assectella (Acrolepiopsis assectella - Hodges#2492.1)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Leek moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acrolepiopsis assectella (Zeller, 1839) (1)
Roeslerstammia assectella Zeller, 1839
Phylogenetic sequence # 077775
The wingspan is about 12 mm.

Northeastern North America; Europe, North Africa, North America, Japan.
The adults are most common from March to September. (2)
The larval host plants include Allium species. (1)
There are many websites with information on the pest status of Acrolepiopsis assectella.
Print References
Landry, J.-F., 2007. Taxonomic review of the leek moth genus Acrolepiopsis (Lepidoptera: Acrolepiidae) in North America. The Canadian Entomologist, 139(3): 319-353.
Zeller, 1839. Isis, Leipzig 1839: 203.