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Udea alpinalis

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Udea alpinalis is a moth of the family Crambidae. The species was first described by Michael Denis and Ignaz Schiffermüller in 1775.[1] It is an alpine species found in Europe.

The wingspan is 15–17 mm. The moth flies from June to August depending on the location.

It exhibits sexual dimorphism, where females have shorter, more acute forewings and the dorsal side of the hindwings are darker than that of males.[2] The larvae feed on Senecio species (ragworts and groundsels).

References

  1. ^ Nuss, M.; et al. (2003–2017). "GlobIZ search". Global Information System on Pyraloidea. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Deep intraspecific DNA barcode splits and hybridisation in the Udea alpinalis group (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Crambidae) – an integrative revision". ZooKeys. Retrieved 3 April 2018.

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Udea alpinalis: Brief Summary

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Udea alpinalis is a moth of the family Crambidae. The species was first described by Michael Denis and Ignaz Schiffermüller in 1775. It is an alpine species found in Europe.

The wingspan is 15–17 mm. The moth flies from June to August depending on the location.

It exhibits sexual dimorphism, where females have shorter, more acute forewings and the dorsal side of the hindwings are darker than that of males. The larvae feed on Senecio species (ragworts and groundsels).

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