The Bedellia somnulentella is a moth of the family Bedelliidae with front wings colored of parchment, while the rear wings are white and finer, are "feathered".
It has an almost cosmopolitan distribution. With a wingspan of 10-12 mm has some long antennae. The larvae of this species are mining the leaves of their host plant.
The mine begins as a narrow winding corridor with a central line of excrement, which often cuts off part of the leaf. Later, the larvae leave the hall and begin to feed voraciously reducing the leaves, with spott and translucent, at withering early.
The pupation occurs outside of the leaf where the pupa remains attached to the leaf, without a cocoon. Br>
The development and reproduction of Bedellia somnulentella occur on bindweed and sweet potato. *
* (Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 70: 925-928)