Pareophora is a small genus of 5 species distributed in the palaearctic region. Only one species is present in Britain and Ireland.

The genus Pareophora is characterised within the Blennocampini by the following features. The tarsal claws have a small inner tooth and an under-developed basal lobe. In the forewing, the basal loop of the anal cell is incomplete being open apically. The malar space is greater than the diameter of the front ocellus.

Larvae feed on Prunus species.

Species list:

Pareophora pruni (Linnaeus, 1758)


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