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Species Phyllocnistis citrella - Citrus Leafminer - Hodges#0854.1

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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 citrella (Citrus Leafminer - Hodges#0854.1)
Hodges Number
Explanation of Names
Author: Stainton, 1856
Native to Asia; first found in Florida in 1993. Now found all over the world.
Larvae mine in citrus leaves. Also in other Rutaceae
Internet References
Florida Entomologist. Attraction of A Native Florida Leafminer, Phyllocnistis Insignis (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), to Pheromone of an Invasive Citrus Leafminer, P. Citrella: Evidence for Mating Disruption of a Native Non-Target Species