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Leek moth
Acrolepiopsis assectella

Leek moth (Acrolepiopsis assectella) is an insect pest. It is a native of Asia and was first detected in Ottawa in 1990.

Leek moth is an important pest of onions and related Allium spp. Larval feeding damages all parts of the plant, including bulbs, which causes rot in storage.

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