Leek Moth – Acrolepiopsis assectella (Zeller, 1839)

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The Leek Moth (Acrolepiopsis assectella) larva is specialized to feed on the leaves of various plants belonging to the genus Allium. In Asia and the U.K the Leek Moth is considered a minor pest. However, in continental Europe it has caused considerable damage, particularly to leeks. It was first detected in Canada in 1993 in the National Capital Region where a local population is now established.

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