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Carrot Seed Moth - Sitochroa palealis Habitat: Attracted to a moth light at night in a rural area Geotagged,Sitochroa,Sitochroa palealis,Summer,United States,carrot seed moth,moth Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Carrot Seed Moth - Sitochroa palealis

Habitat: Attracted to a moth light at night in a rural area

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''Sitochroa palealis'', the carrot seed moth, is a species of moth of the family Crambidae described by Michael Denis and Ignaz Schiffermüller in 1775. It is found in Europe and in 2002 the first specimen was reported in the United States.

The wingspan is 26–34 mm. The moth flies from June to July depending on the location.

The larvae feed on ''Daucus carota'', ''Peucedanum oreoselinum'' and species from the genera, ''Heracleum'', ''Foeniculum'' and ''Silaum''.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Feb 1, 2019. Captured Aug 3, 2018 22:39 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm