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Species Phyllonorycter blancardella - Spotted Tentiform Leafminer Moth - Hodges#0740

A Phyllonorycter sp. - Phyllonorycter blancardella A Phyllonorycter sp. - Phyllonorycter blancardella A Phyllonorycter sp. - Phyllonorycter blancardella 0740 Phyllonorycter blancardella - Phyllonorycter blancardella 0740 Phyllonorycter blancardella - Phyllonorycter blancardella Phyllonorycter blancardella
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Family Gracillariidae (Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Subfamily Lithocolletinae
Genus Phyllonorycter
No Taxon (Rosaceae-feeding species)
Species blancardella (Spotted Tentiform Leafminer Moth - Hodges#0740)
Hodges Number
0740
Range
Introduced from Europe. Now found in most of the midwestern and northeastern US and eastern Canada (1).
Remarks
Larvae develop in blotch mines on the undersides of apple and crabapple leaves (1).
See Also
Indistinguishable from two other Rosaceae-feeding Phyllonorycter species without dissection.
Internet References
Arthropod-plant Interactions. Hypermetamorphosis in a leaf-miner allows insects to cope with a confined nutritional space
Works Cited
1.Garden Insects of North America : The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs (Princeton Field Guides)
Whitney Cranshaw. 2004. Princeton University Press.