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Genus Macrosaccus

larva inside leaf mine - Macrosaccus morrisella Black Locust Leaf Miner ID Request - Macrosaccus robiniella Macrosaccus - Macrosaccus uhlerella tent mines on Amphicarpaea bracteata - Macrosaccus morrisella moth - Macrosaccus morrisella moth emerging from Robinia pseudoacacia mines - Macrosaccus robiniella Hog peanut leaf miner - Macrosaccus morrisella Hog peanut leaf miner - Macrosaccus morrisella
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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 Macrosaccus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Three of the species were formerly placed in Phyllonorycter.
Explanation of Names
Authors: Davis and De Prins, 2011
Range
Endemic to the New World; Macrosaccus robiniella is now widely established in Europe.
Food
Larvae mine in leaves of members of the pea family (Fabaceae).