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Genus Marmara

0718.97 - Marmara sp. - Marmara Marmara salictella - Marmara unknown micro - Marmara Micro - Marmara Marmara fasciella moth sp. - Marmara St. Andrews leaf miner on Passiflora lutea SA1776 adult 2020 6 - Marmara White Pine Barkminer Moth - Marmara fasciella
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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 Marmarinae
Genus Marmara
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Marmara Clemens, 1863
Synonym: Aesyle Chambers, 1875
20 described species in North America and 5 in South America; numerous others remain undescribed.
Head vestiture is smooth, antennae basal joint thick. Labial palpi slender and moderately long, extending upward and outward, pointed.
Larvae of most species are stem/bark miners; a few mine in leaves or fruits.
See Also
Phyllonorycter - differs by not having a smooth head
Print References
Eiseman, Charles S., Donald R. Davis, Julia A. Blyth, David L. Wagner, Michael W. Palmer, and Tracy S. Feldman. 2017. A new species of Marmara (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae: Marmarinae), with an annotated list of known hostplants for the genus. Zootaxa 4337(2):198-222.
Internet References
Wikipedia - brief description and list of species
Moth photographers Group - images of pinned adults