Phyllonorycter gemmea

Phyllonorycter gemmea

Phyllonorycter gemmea

Scientific classification

Kingdom:
Animalia

Phylum:
Arthropoda

Class:
Insecta

Order:
Lepidoptera

Family:
Gracillariidae

Genus:
Phyllonorycter

Species:
P. gemmea

Binomial name

Phyllonorycter gemmea
(Frey & Boll, 1873)[1]

Synonyms

Lithocolletis gemmea Frey & Boll, 1873

Phyllonorycter gemmea is a moth of the Gracillariidae family. It is known from Massachusetts and Maine in the United States.[2]
The wingspan is 7-7.5 mm.
The larvae feed on Robinia species, including Robinia pseudacacia. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine has the form of a blotch mine on the upperside of the leaf.
References[edit]

^ Revision of the North American species of the genus Lithocolletis Hübner
^ Global Taxonomic Database of Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera)

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