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Choreutis nemorana Hübner, 1799

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Choreutis nemorana Hübner, 1799
Common names: Fig-tree Skeletonizer, Fig Leaf Roller [En], Teigne du figuier, Xylopte du figuier [Fr], Feigen-Spreizflügelfalter [De]

Güzelçamlı, AYDIN ● Turkey

Description: The wingspan is 16–20 mm. The forewings are mainly reddish brown to ochreous brown, suffused with black and marked extensively with white to grey scales. The hindwings are brownish, each with a pair of pale spots toward the margin.
The eggs are 0.5 mm across, creamish white and spherical. The larva are up to 20 mm long, with the body light green, shiny and semitransparent, with a pale dorsal line and numerous large black verrucae and the head ochreous yellow and shiny, marked with black. The pupa is 7-8 mm long, brown.

Biology: Adults overwinter and appear in early spring. The larvae feed on figs trees (Ficus carica). They are protected by a web of silken threads. Adults of the summer generation emerge in July. The second generation emerges in autumn and hibernate.

Distribution: It is found from the Canary Islands and Madeira, through the Mediterranean Region and North Africa to Asia.

References:
Alford D. V., 2007. Pests of fruit crops: a color handbook, Manson Publishing Ltd, London. ISBN 13:978-0-12-373676-5.
Wikipedia, Choreutis nemorana





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