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Species Phyllonorycter olivaeformis - Hodges#0778

Micro Moth. Phyllonorycter ssp. - Phyllonorycter olivaeformis Hickory Phyllonorycter - Phyllonorycter olivaeformis Phyllonorycter olivaeformis Phyllonorycter olivaeformis
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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 olivaeformis (Phyllonorycter olivaeformis - Hodges#0778)
Hodges Number
0778
Explanation of Names
Author: Braun, 1908
Remarks
The larva forms an underside tentiform mine in a hickory (Carya) leaf. When mature, it pupates within the mine in an excrement-covered cocoon.
Internet References
Image of pinned adult and leaf mine at microleps.org