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Genus Porphyrosela

Moth - Porphyrosela minuta Clover Leaf Miner [Porphyrosela? minuta??] ID Request - Porphyrosela minuta Upper surface blotch on Trifolium repens - Porphyrosela minuta St. Andrews leaf miner on Lespedeza intermedia SA400A 2016 2 - Porphyrosela desmodiella Gracillariidae, upper side of leaf, Round-headed Bush Clover - Porphyrosela desmodiella Porphyrosela desmodiella Beaufort NC leaf miner on Trifolium repens D1169 Porphyrosella minuta on 4 leaf clover 2018 1 - Porphyrosela minuta Porphyrosela desmodiella? - Porphyrosela desmodiella
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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 Porphyrosela
Numbers
Two species in North America
Food
Larvae mine leaves of legumes (Fabaceae)
Print References
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.