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Species Phyllonorycter fitchella - Hodges#0752

 Leaf Blotch Miner - Phyllonorycter fitchella Phyllonorycter fitchella Hodges#0752 - Phyllonorycter fitchella Phyllonorycter fitchella Pennsylvania Moth - Phyllonorycter fitchella Moth that emerged from scrub oak leaf blotch miner, Cameraria? - Phyllonorycter fitchella Phyllonorycter fitchella Phyllonorycter fitchella
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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 Phyllonorycter
Species fitchella (Phyllonorycter fitchella - Hodges#0752)
Hodges Number
0752
Season
Abundant throughout the spring, summer, and fall in Missouri.
March to October in California - source
Food
Quercus alba, (and other oaks?)
Life Cycle
This tiny leaf-miner feeds within the cell layers of the leaf to form a characteristic blotch.
See Also
Genus Phyllonorycter - MicroLeps.Org
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