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Genus Marmara

White Pine Barkminer Moth - Hodges #0708 - Marmara fasciella Mine on ornamental Colocasia sp. (Elephant ears) - Marmara Gainesville leaf miner on Smilax species FL43 Marmara smilaciella maybe 2016 4 - Marmara smilacisella Leigh Farm Park stem miner maybe on Salix nigra 2017 1 - Marmara salictella Stage Coach Road Eagle Spur stem miner on Ulmus alata D754 Marmara 2017 6 - Marmara St. Andrews stem miner on Liquidambar styraciflua SA1173 2017 1 - Marmara Marmara viburnella - male Marmara, Fraxinus - Marmara
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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 Marmarinae
Genus Marmara
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Marmara Clemens, 1863
Synonym: Aesyle Chambers, 1875
Numbers
20 described species in North America and 5 in South America; numerous others remain undescribed.
Identification
Head vestiture is smooth, antennae basal joint thick. Labial palpi slender and moderately long, extending upward and outward, pointed.
Food
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