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Genus Porphyrosela

Porphyrosela desmodiella, spent pupal case - Porphyrosela desmodiella Upper surface blotch on Trifolium repens - Porphyrosela minuta St. Andrews leaf miner on Trifolium repens Porphyrosela minuta SA282 2016 7 - Porphyrosela minuta St. Andrews leaf miner on Centrosema virginianum SA488 2016 3 - Porphyrosela desmodiella Gracillariidae, upper side of leaf, Round-headed Bush Clover - Porphyrosela desmodiella Gracillariidae on Round-headed Bush Clover, lateral - Porphyrosela desmodiella Porphyrosela desmodiella Fort Macon State Park leaf miner on Strophostyles helvola D1167 2018 1 - 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.