Explanation of Names
Porphyrosela desmodiella (Clemens, 1859)
scattered e. US records - Map
The larva makes a tentiform leaf mine on the underside of the leaflet of a number of different species of Fabaceae including Lespedeza capitata
spp. - Terry Harrison, 17 June, 2008
Eiseman, Charles S., Tracy S. Feldman, Eric F. LoPresti, and Michael W. Palmer. 2017. First North American records of Porphyrosela minuta Clarke (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), with notes on its native congener, P. desmodiella (Clemens). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 119(1): 18-23.