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Genus Marmara

St. Andrews leaf miner on Passiflora lutea SA634 2016 3 - Marmara 17-acre wood leaf miner on Clematis D367 2016 3 - Marmara St. Andrews stem miner on Liquidambar styraciflua SA724 2017 23 - Marmara Stem miner, Menispermum - Marmara Marmara sp. - Marmara - male Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Oxydendron arboreum D1047 2018 3 - Marmara Stem miner, Menispermum - Marmara Stem miner, Rubus - 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