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Species Porphyrosela desmodiella - Hodges#0843

St. Andrews leaf miner on Centrosema virginianum SA177 2015 1 - Porphyrosela desmodiella St. Andrews leaf miner on Lespedeza intermedia SA400A 2016 3 - Porphyrosela desmodiella Gracillariidae - Porphyrosela desmodiella Moth emerging from Kummerowia striata mines - Porphyrosela desmodiella Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Lespedeza cuneata D1106 2018 2 - Porphyrosela desmodiella Porphyrosela desmodiella Fort Macon State Park leaf miner on Strophostyles helvola D1167 2018 4 - Porphyrosela desmodiella Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Lespedeza repens D1673 2019 1 - Porphyrosela desmodiella
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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 Porphyrosela
Species desmodiella (Porphyrosela desmodiella - Hodges#0843)
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Explanation of Names
Porphyrosela desmodiella (Clemens, 1859)
scattered e. US records - Map (MPG)
The larva makes a tentiform leaf mine on the underside of the leaflet of a number of different species of Fabaceae including Lespedeza capitata and Desmodium spp. - Terry Harrison, 17 June, 2008
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.
Internet References