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Species Phyllocnistis vitegenella - Hodges#853

Phyllocnistis vitegenella Leaf Blotch Miner Moth - Phyllocnistis vitegenella St. Andrews leaf miner on Vitis species SA163 2015 1 - Phyllocnistis vitegenella Phyllocnistis vitegenella Grapevine leaf mine - Phyllocnistis vitegenella Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Muscadinia rotundifolia Phyllocnistis vitigenella 2018 10 - Phyllocnistis vitegenella Phyllocnistis in grape - Phyllocnistis vitegenella Phyllocnistis vitegenella
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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 Phyllocnistinae
Genus Phyllocnistis
Species vitegenella (Phyllocnistis vitegenella - Hodges#853)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
American Grape Leaf Miner
Explanation of Names
Author: Clemens, 1859
See comment by C. Eiseman here.
They mine leaves. Host plants: native species of Vitis. They have become a pest of introduced Vitis vinifera
It has become a pest of cultivated grapes, Vitis vinifera. It has been accidentally introduced from this country to other countries that grow grapes.
Internet References
Fed. Dept. of Economic Affairs. Harmfulness of the American grape leaf miner Phyllocnistis vitegenella on the grapevine 'Merlot' (Vitis vinifera)