Sitochroa verticalis (Lesser Pearl)

Systematics :

Kingdom: Animalia (Animals)
Phylum: Arthropoda (Articulate animals)
Class: Insecta (Insects)
Order: Lepidoptera (Moths and butterflies)
Group: «Micro-heterocera» (Micro-moths)
Family: Pyralidae (Snout moths)
Subfamily: Pyraustinae
Genus: Sitochroa
Species: Sitochroa verticalis (Lesser Pearl)

Norwegian name: Tistelengmott

Host plants: Atriplex, Centaurea, Cirsium, Cirsium arvense, Cytisus scoparius, Diplotaxis, Rumex, Sweet Violet (Viola odorata), Teucrium, Urtica, Viola

Confusion species: Ostrinia nubilalis (European Corn Borer)