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Species Marmara viburnella - Hodges#0718.3

Viburnum Leaf Mine ID Request - Marmara viburnella Durham Sedwick road leaf miner on Viburnum rafinesquianum D299 2016 1 - Marmara viburnella Leigh Farm Park leaf miner on Viburnum prunifolium D803 2017 1 - Marmara viburnella Leigh Farm Park leaf miner on Viburnum prunifolium D803 2017 2 - Marmara viburnella Marmara viburnella - male Leaf mines on Viburnum - Marmara viburnella Marmara viburnella mine on Viburnum rufidulum - Marmara viburnella
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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 Marmarinae
Genus Marmara
Species viburnella (Marmara viburnella - Hodges#0718.3)
Hodges Number
Explanation of Names
Authors: Eiseman & Davis, 2017
Wingspan ~6 mm.
Adult specimens only known from Nantucket, MA; leaf and stem mines have been found from QC to LA, west to IL.
Adults have been reared from arrowwood (Viburnum dentatum); mines have been found on other viburnums including V. lantanoides, V. nudum, and V. rafinesquianum.
Life Cycle
Eggs are deposited singly on viburnum leaves in early summer. The larva initially mines the leaf, then proceeds down the petiole and into the stem, where it completes development as a bark miner. In late spring, it cuts out a flap of bark at the end of its mine and spins its cocoon beneath this. Adults emerge in late June and early July in Massachusetts.
Print References
Eiseman, Charles S., Donald R. Davis, Julia A. Blyth, David L. Wagner, Michael W. Palmer, and Tracy S. Feldman. 2017. A new species of Marmara (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae: Marmarinae), with an annotated list of known hostplants for the genus. Zootaxa 4337(2):198-222.
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