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Caprifoliaceae-feeding species

Phyllonorycter sp.? - Phyllonorycter emberizaepenella Phyllonorycter ex Symphoricarpos - Phyllonorycter Sandy creek park Durham leaf miner on Lonicera japonica D332 2016 4 - Phyllonorycter Unknown Moth - Phyllonorycter mariaeella St. Andrews leaf miner on Lonicera sempervirens SA920 2017 3 - Phyllonorycter St. Andrews leaf miner on Lonicera sempervirens SA2109 adult 2022 4 - Phyllonorycter Pennys Bend leaf miner on Symphoricarpos orbiculatus D3921 adult 2022 2 - Phyllonorycter St. Andrews leaf miner on Lonicera sempervirens SA2229 2023 1 - Phyllonorycter
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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 Caprifoliaceae-feeding species
Phyllonorycter affinis

Phyllonorycter emberizaepenella

Phyllonorycter fragilella

Phyllonorycter mariaeella

Phyllonorycter oregonensis
Phyllonorycter symphoricarpaeella
In North America there are six described Phyllonorycter species known to feed on snowberry (Symphoricarpos); four of these are also recorded from honeysuckle (Lonicera), and two of these are also recorded from horse gentian (Triosteum). According to Don Davis there are nine or so other, undescribed species on Caprifoliaceae.
Phyllonorycter mariaeella, described from North America, is probably synonymous with the European P. emberizaepenella, according to Maier & Davis (1989).
Print References
Maier, Chris T. and Donald R. Davis. 1989. Southern New England host and distributional records of lithocolletine Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera), with comparison of host specificity in temperate regions. Miscellaneous Publications of the Entomological Society of America 70:1-23.