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Genus Porphyrosela

Leaf Blotch Miner Moth - Porphyrosela minuta Uknown Larvae/Unknown Moth - Porphyrosela minuta Pelham road Durham NC leaf miner on Trifolium repens 2015 5 - Porphyrosela minuta Upper surface blotch on Trifolium repens - Porphyrosela minuta St. Andrews leaf miner on Trifolium repens SA193 2015 2 - Porphyrosela minuta St. Andrews leaf miner on Trifolium repens SA193 2015 3 - Porphyrosela minuta St. Andrews leaf miner on Centrosema virginianum SA488 2016 3 - Porphyrosela desmodiella St. Andrews leaf miner on Centrosema virginianum SA488A 2016 3 - 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.